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Running a Cat Sanctuary Part 7 : Fencing

Running a Cat Sanctuary Part 7 : Fencing

When I acquired the land, I immediately focused on erecting a perimeter fence around the property. Let me outline the construction process and reflect on potential improvements. The terrain of the Sanctuary land posed challenges. Its uneven levels required the...

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Running A Cat Sanctuary Pt 6 : Raising Money

Running A Cat Sanctuary Pt 6 : Raising Money

Do you remember when I promised to keep it real with you in these blogs?  I hope so because in keeping it real: I have no idea how to raise money to start a non-profit!  I used my savings to start Bear Den Sanctuary.  I sold my house.  I kept working.  I’m a single...

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Running A Cat Sanctuary Part 5 : Non-Profit Status

Running A Cat Sanctuary Part 5 : Non-Profit Status

In the United States, Rescues and Sanctuaries may want to apply with the IRS for non-profit status to become a 501©(3) organization.  Reviewing the requirements early on in starting your Sanctuary could prove helpful. My own experience applying for nonprofit status...

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Running a Cat Sanctuary 4 – Board of Directors

Running a Cat Sanctuary 4 – Board of Directors

Honest to goodness I believe I gave you all the test answers to starting your own animal Sanctuary by suggesting the 3-month course by Best Friends : Running A Sanctuary. These people run the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and the course is...

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Speaking About Your Dream – Bear Den Story Part 3 .

Speaking About Your Dream – Bear Den Story Part 3 .

Before my vision for Bear Den Sanctuary solidified, I was listening to several books by author Louise Hays on audiobook.  She suggested speaking about your dream and what you are trying to accomplish. In doing so, she says, people will start to show up to help in...

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Bear Den Cat Sanctuary Story Part 2      .

Bear Den Cat Sanctuary Story Part 2 .

When I started planning for Bear Den Sanctuary, I faced the task of determining the animals I'd accommodate and the space required. While this may seem obvious, I realize its significance three years later. For instance, I found that donkeys and Grand Pyrenees dogs...

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