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Traditional fundraising campaigns for rescue shelters are limited
After running the annual calendar drive, the executive director of a Florida animal shelter decided to look for a more effective idea
Solution: Produce a coffee table book showing the stories behind their work
A new book, "Rescuers who Rescue" — whose proceeds will benefit Tri-County Animal Rescue and the city's fire and rescue scholarship fund — shares timeless stories of animals snatched from harm's way.
"The shirtless firefighters sell calendars, but this is so much more meaningful," said the book's photographer Ren Dittfield, whose experience includes five years' worth of calendars featuring the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. "When you see these stories and read these stories of the horrific acts these animals endured …"
The committee that produced "Rescuers Who Rescue" is pledging that all the proceeds from the sale of each $25 "Rescuers who Rescue" will go toward the Boca Raton Fire and Paramedic Benevolent Fund or the Tri-County Animal Rescue Capital Campaign, which is seeking to double the space of the rescue facility.
- Sun Sentinel | Fundraising effort pairs rescuers and their rescued critters