Introduction:When giving gifts (or donations) to your local animal shelter or rescue, think odd - completely out of the box. As much as pet food, cat litter and towels are appreciated, there are some strange and unusual gifts that are just as appreciated and needed. These are a few odd gifts to give to your local animal shelter.
Carpet remnants are odd gifts to give to your local animal shelter or rescue. Carpet remnants make good pet beds and lining for pet carriers. They are more durable than blankets and towels. Carpet remnants can also be used in the grooming areas to make wet floors safer.
Vehicles are odd gifts to give to your local animal shelter or rescue. Larger vehicles, such as SUVs and pick-ups, can be used to rescue dogs from puppy mills and animal collectors. If the vehicle can't be used by the shelter, they can be auctioned or raffled at a fundraiser. Some vehicles can even be sold in parts to salvage yards or individuals.
Generators are odd gifts to give to your local animal shelter or rescue. Generators are huge blessings to animal shelters, especially in areas where heavy snow or storms knock out the power. They can also be to supply electricity for off-site fundraisers. Generators make great greats for animal shelters and rescues.
Aluminum cans and scrap metal are odd gifts to give to your local animal shelter or rescue. Many animal shelters and rescues save aluminum cans and scrap metal, treating it as an "ongoing fundraiser." Some recycling centers may even pay more for aluminum and scrap metal, considering part of the pay as a donation.
Gift cards are odd gifts to give to your local animal shelter or rescue. Consider gift cards for gasoline; animals need to be driven to the veterinarian as well as to be shown at adoption centers. Gift cards or certificates for veterinary services, grooming and obedience training are great gifts.
All of odd gifts for animal shelters and rescues will be greatly appreciated. Because few people rarely think to give such strange gifts, you will be a huge hit with the everyone at you local animal shelter! Remember, most donations to non-profit organizations are tax deductible. Check your local shelter for more information about your gifts be deducted from your taxes.
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