Brick and tile fund-raising is a great way to raise money for animal rescue organizations, dog parks, and animal hospitals alike.
March 23rd is National Puppy Day, and what a better way to celebrate than to help save the life of a puppy or dog in your community. You can adopt a loving friend or help your local animal shelter through a brick donation or volunteering.
According to the American Pet Products Association 2015-2016, there were an estimated 78 million dogs owned in the United States and approximately 44% of all US households have a dog. Every year about 6.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters, 3.2 million are adopted and 710,000 are returned to owners, and approx. Another 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized, according to the APPA. The number of animals euthanized in the United States has been on the decline since 2011.
Many people are turning to animal shelters to adopt their pets with a rise in awareness of the horrors of puppy mills. California has even gone as banning the sale of dogs from puppy mills as of January 2019.
The donations from the brick fundraiser can help with the care of the animals, buy needed supplies and fund programs like spay and neuter programs, & pay for microchipping. These programs help to keep the number of animals in shelters down, as well as help owners find pets that may have wandered away from home.
An engraved brick or tile can honor a beloved pet or pet owner. Polar Engraving has a wide selection of animal clip art that includes birds, cats, dogs, even exotic animals you may see at a zoo.
For more information on starting an animal shelter campaign visit https://polarengraving.com/animal-shelters-fundraising/