Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SAVE's future will allow more saves

Wondering what’s been happening at SAVE, a friend to homeless animals, in Princeton? A visit and talk earlier this week with Piper H. Burrows, SAVE’s executive director, provided the information update that follows.

Burrows indicates that while the organization has “a very big presence” on FaceBook and Twitter, it’s hard to maintain these social media outlets when most energy is expended on the animals, first, and fundraising through a variety of means, second.

Petfinder.com, which sends queries directly to SAVE’s website, continues to be a major source of contacts, and Burrows also mentioned www.LocalSplash.com. A feature every other week in Princeton’s Town Topics showcases a dog with his/her image and a blurb.

A recent story in the Princeton Packet focused on SAVE’s volunteer program, and last Sunday’s Times of Trenton ran a story about animal adoption from shelters, with images from SAVE.

One of Burrows’s main concentrations: SAVE’s “New Beginnings” capital campaign. The goal is $3 million, which will make a new, state of the art shelter a reality. Current conditions at the organization’s Herrontown Road site cry out for a new facility.

With about $1.5 million “in hand,” Burrows anticipates a ground-breaking date this fall.

(See 6/29/10 post about SAVE -- www.savehomelessanimals.org.)

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