Little one … you are so right! We really do have to think outside the box!
…especially when it comes to finding new ways to support our little buddies.
And to make all this happen? You guessed it! We need help!
Dixie County Humane Society serves a number of communities, not just the people in our immediate area. That’s one reason why our volunteer needs are more complicated than those of are larger more urban friends.
For example, we conduct the vast majority of our Adoption Events in Gainesville at the Archer Road PetSmart. Our facilities, on the other hand, are all located in Old Town in Dixie County. So you guessed it! Because we reach out to people in such a wide area everywhere and in between, we need to recruit volunteers in more than just one community.
What can you do to help?
If you live in the Gainesville, Florida area, we almost always need volunteers to help us with our adoption events on Saturdays between 11 AM – 3:30 PM. First and foremost, we need Gainesville volunteers who are able and willing to take photos of our cuties. Not just the lucky ones who are adopted on any given day, but all of them! In case you hadn’t noticed, we love to share photos of our babies. Not just because they are all so adorable – because the more photos, the better chance they have of finding their furever homes!!!
Needless to say, the adoption events are busy. So of course, we need an adequate number of animal lovers on hand to help us tend to those furbabies. If you can help us out, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or, message us on Facebook.
Speaking of photographers! We need photos on both ends! If you reside in the area of Dixie County, we can always use extra help from people who would enjoy taking photos of our beautiful boys and girls. It is so important that we have good photos that we can post to our Adoptables Page, Adopt-A-Pet, PetFinders, Facebook, and Twitter. Photos are vital! We must never forget that our babies cannot speak for themselves. But their photos can! The sooner we get their photos up … and the larger variety of photos … the faster they can find their furever families.
Back to thinking outside the box …
We need volunteers who can help us raise money for our babies. We’d love to recruit people both in Gainesville and in Dixie County who can organize a bake sale. Nothing complicated. We’re thinking those volunteers could round up some of their animal loving friends who would be willing to bake and donate some baked goods for a bake sale. Location could be selected by the volunteers. What do you think? Could you help? If so, please send us an email to email@example.com, or message us on Facebook.
Another idea we’ve been batting around is the prospect of yard sales. We’d love to find some animal loving volunteers who would be willing to organize a small yard sale with a portion of the profits designated to the animals at Dixie County Humane Society. Again, the location of the yard sales could be anywhere in the large area that we serve. If you think you pull this off, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on Facebook.
We are in the planning stages of other donation events, so if you’d like to be involved anywhere in our area, we’d love to hear from you.
Finally, we’d love your input! Whether you’ve had previous fundraising experience or not, we’re always in search of fresh ideas! To reach out, please send us an email to email@example.com, or message us on Facebook.
Together we can make this happen!!!
Thank you from all the dogs and cats at Dixie County Humane Society.