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Ways to Help

 

As the banner above states, you will help the most by spaying and neutering your pets and helping to educate others about the reasons they should do the same.

If you would like to help with our work, or any other rescue organizations, there are several ways to do so.  Naturally, tax deductible donations are always needed but there are many other ways you can help also.  If you would like to send a tax deductible donation to us, send to:

Northeast Arkansans For Animals
C/O W. Turner
1708 Clayhill
Jonesboro , AR 72401  

You can also make your donation "In Memory" of a beloved pet, a person, or in memory of another person's loss.  Send the name of the person, or pet, the donation is in memory of.  We would appreciate knowing the type of pet.  Also, if you have a picture, we will put it with the thank you.

Other Ways To Help Include

§           Foster Home:  You would keep an animal who needs adoption and bring the animal to pet adoption each week until they were adopted.

§           Work at events:  Besides our weekly pet adoption, we try to offer fun and education events throughout the year and always need volunteers to help at these events.

§           ôHomeö work:  We have packets we put together to give to each adoptive parent.  These must be put together each week to hand out.  We also make bandanas, put together doggie treat bags, etc. to sell to raise funds or to give away at certain events.  These must be cut and folded. 

§           Checkups:  We always try to call and check on the animals we have placed. 

§           Callbacks:  We receive calls all the time and always need people to return the calls.  Sometimes it would be something you might not know, but sometimes itĺs just calls to find out about when we are having pet adoption or spay & neuter clinics.

§           Need a large tax donation?  A great one would be to purchase, or help purchase a spay/neuter mobile unit?  You, or you and some friends, could donate this, get a great tax write-off, and help us stop so many unwanted animals being born.  

If you want to become a volunteer, please let us know.  We would appreciate your help.  Or maybe you know someone who is lonely?  Volunteering is a wonderful way to get out, make friends, and feel good about yourself. 

Below is a list John Bodenheimer put together.  You can check it out for more ways to help.

Thank you for your help.

100 Ways to help Rescue Organizations

Without Adopting a Dog or Cat or Fostering a Dog or Cat
by John Bodenheimer

Can you...

1. Transport a dog or cat?

2. Donate a dog/cat bed or towels or other *bedding* type items? (Gently used dog/cat equipment is always welcome)

3. Donate MONEY?

4. Donate a Kong? A Nylabone? A Hercules?

5. Donate a crate?

6. Donate a x-pen or baby gate?

7. Donate a food dish or a stainless bucket for a crate?

8. Donate a leash?

9. Donate a collar?

10. Donate some treats or a bag of food?

11. Donate a halti or promise collar or a gentle leader?

12. Walk a dog?

13. Groom a dog or cat?

14. Donate some grooming supplies (shampoos, combs, brushes, etc.)?

15. Donate a lawnmower?

16. Make a few phone calls?

17. Mail out applications to people who've requested them?

18. Provide local vet clinics with contact information for educational materials on responsible pet ownership?

19. Drive a dog or cat to and from vet appointments?

20. Donate long distance calling cards?

21. Donate a scanner or digital camera?

22. Donate a photocopier?

23. Attend public education days and try to educate people on responsible pet ownership?

24. Donate a gift certificate to a pet store? 25. Donate a raffle item if your club is holding a fundraiser?

26. Donate flea stuff (Advantage, etc.)?

27. Donate Heartworm pills?

28. Donate a animal first aid kit?

29. Provide a shoulder to cry on when the rescue person is overwhelmed?

30. Pay the boarding fees to board a dog for a week?  Two weeks?

31. Be a Santi-paws foster to give the foster a break for a few hours or days?

32. Clip coupons for dog food or treats?

33. Bake some homemade doggie biscuits?

34. Make book purchases through Amazon via a web site that contributes commissions earned to a rescue group?

35. Host rescue photos with an information link on your website?

36. Donate time to take good photos of foster dogs for adoption flyers, etc.? 37. Conduct a home visit or accompany a rescue person on the home visit?

38. Go with rescue person to the vet to help if there is more than one dog or cat?

39. Have a yard sale and donate the money to rescue?

40. Volunteer to do rescue in your area?

41. Take advantage of a promotion on the web or store offering a free ID tag and instead of getting it for your own dog, have the tag inscribed with your rescueĺs name and phone # to contact?

42. Talk to all your friends about adopting and fostering rescued dogs and cats?

43. Donate vet services or can you help by donating a spay or neuter each year or some vaccinations?

44. Interview vets to encourage them to offer discounts to rescues?

45. Write a column for your local newspaper or club newsletter on dogs on dogs currently looking for homes or ways to help rescue?

46. Take photos of dogs available for adoption for use by the rescue groups?

47. Maintain web sites listing/showing dogs and cats available?

48. Help organize and run fundraising events?

49. Help maintain the paperwork files associated with each dog or enter the information into a database?

50. Tattoo a rescued dog?

51. Microchip a rescued dog?

52. Loan your carpet steam cleaner to someone who has fostered a dog that was sick or marked in the house?

53. Donate a bottle of bleach or other cleaning products?

54. Donate or loan a portable dog run to someone who doesn't have a quarantine area for quarantining a dog that has an unknown vaccination history and has been in a shelter?

55. Drive the fosters' children to an activity so that the foster can take the dog to obedience class?

56. Use your video camera to film a rescue dog in action?

57. Pay the cost of taking a dog to obedience class?

58. Be the one to take the dog to its obedience class?

59. Go to the foster home once a week with your children and dogs to help socialize the dog?

60. Help the foster and rescue organizations clean up the yard (yes, we also have to scoop what those foster/rescued dogs/cat poop)

61. Offer to test the foster dog with cats?

62. Pay for the dog or cat to be groomed or take the dog or cat to a *Do It Yourself* Grooming Place?

63. Bring the foster take out so the foster doesn't have to cook dinner?

64. Pay a house-cleaning service to do the spring cleaning for someone who fosters/rescues dogs and cats all the time?

65. Lend your artistic talents to your club's newsletter, fundraising ideas, t-shirt designs?

66. Donate printer paper, envelopes and stamps to your club?

67. Go with a rescue person to the vet if a foster dog or cat needs to be euthanized?

68. Go to local shelters and meet with shelter staff about how to identify your breed or provide photos and breed information showing the different types of that breed may come in and the different color combinations?

69. Go to local businesses and solicit donations for a club's fundraising event?

70. Offer to try and help owners be better pet owners by holding a grooming seminar?

71. Help pet owners be better pet owners by being available to answer training questions?

72. Loan or donate a crate if a dog needs to travel by air?

73. Put together an *Owner's Manual* for those who adopt rescued dogs/cats of your breed?

74. Provide post-adoption follow up or support?

75. Donate a coupon for a free car wash or gas or inside cleaning of a vehicle?

76. Pay for an ad in your local/metropolitan paper to help place rescue dogs?

77. Volunteer to screen calls for that ad?

78. Get some friends together to build/repair pens for a foster home?

79. Microchip your own pups if you are a breeder, and register the chips, so if your dogs ever come into rescue, you can be contacted to take responsibility for your pup?

80. Donate a small percentage of the sale of each pup to rescue if you are a breeder?

81. Buy two of those really neat dog-items you "have to have" and donate one to Rescue?

82. Make financial arrangements in your will to cover the cost of caring for your dogs after you are gone - so Rescue won't have to?

83. Make a bequest in your will to your local or national Rescue?

84. Donate your professional services as an accountant or lawyer?

85. Donate other services if you run your own business?

86. Donate the use of a vehicle if you own a car dealership?

87. Loan your cell phone (and cover costs for any calls) to s/one driving a rescued dog?

88. Donate your *used* dog dryer when you get a new one?

89. Let rescue know when you'll be flying and that you'd be willing to be a rescued dog's escort?

90. Do something not listed above to help rescue?

91. Donate a doggy seatbelt?

92. Donate a grid for a van or other vehicle?

93. Organize a rescued dog picnic or other event to reunite the rescued dogs that have been placed?

94. Donate other types of doggy toys that might be safe for rescued dogs?

95. Donate a roll-a-treat or Buster cube?

96. Donate clickers or a video on clicker training?

97. Donate materials for a quarantine area at a foster's home?

98. Donate sheets of linoleum or other flooring materials to put under crates to protect the foster's floor?

99. Donate an engraving tool to make ID tags for each of the rescued dogs?

 100. Remember that rescuing a dog involves the effort and time of many people and make yourself available on an emergency basis to do *whatever* is needed?

Thank you for anything, and everything,
you do to help.

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