101 Great Shelter Ideas
If you missed this popular workshop at last yearâ€™s Conference, you wonâ€™t
want to miss this opportunity. AHA and the ASPCA are proud to offer "101
Great Shelter Ideas," including easy-to-implement, successful ideas on
- Humane Education
- Public Relations
- Shelter Issues
- Staff and Volunteer Issues
For an example of just one of these
terrific ideas, check out Idea #44 "Guardian Angel."
For only $15 (plus shipping and handling), this helpful guide can be
yours. Whether your agency is large or small, there are ideas in this collection
that can improve everything from staff morale to adoption rates. If youâ€™d like
to order a copy, please call the AHA Resource Center at 800-227-4645, or email
at [email protected]. For
more information on the content of 101 Great Shelter Ideas please call
Katura Alwyn at 800-227-4645, or email [email protected]
Be a Guardian Angel
Upper Valley Humane Society
300 Old Route 10
Enfield, NH 03748
Contact: Joan McGovern, Executive Director
The Upper Valley Humane Society (UVHS) invites supporters to become
"Guardian Angels". The program offers people the opportunity to
providing a home for numerous homeless pets without adding any to their
household. How? The "Guardian Angel" personally sponsors a kennel/cage
at the shelter for six months or a year.
This program allows people who cannot or do not want to adopt another pet to
still provide support for one awaiting a new home. To become an "UVHS
Guardian Angel", the person makes a donation. The amounts are reasonable -
only $50 for six-months or $90 for a full year. In appreciation, the sponsorâ€™s
name, and a brief message from the sponsor, is posted in shelter. All sponsors
for a particular area of the facility (for example the puppy cages) would be
printed on one piece of angel-themed paper and posted in a nice frame on the
shelter wall. When the sponsorship period has expired, the person is contacted
and invited to renew their "Guardian Angel" status. The posted
acknowledgements are changed on a quarterly basis.
To advertise the program, there is a large picture of an "angel"
dog (a dog wearing wings and a halo) in the shelter with pamphlets nearby that
people can fill out to become a "UVHS Guardian Angel".
This program has successfully raised $10,000 with a minimal amount of cost