Monday, December 13, 2010

Shelters Doing Good 4

These are more ideas and suggestions for shelters to improve adoptions, reduce kill rates, and create community support and participation.

The Humane Society of Camden County expanded their volunteer base by opening up opportunities to teenagers. More volunteers means more exercised animals and more people to assist in adoption.

Like many shelters, the Calaveras Humane Society has a thrift store and offers gift certificates for times like the holidays.

I've mentioned this one before, but the Humane Society of Silicon Valley is trying to reduce its dog and cat population by offering a "Set your price" deal where adopters decide on the adoption fee. You'd be amazed by how many people pay the traditional fee and then some!

Humane Society of Tom Green County will be setting up shop in a mall with a storefront. This is a great way to reach out to people who may not have considered adoption AND community build with microchip and vaccine clinics.

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