I received a couple of e-mails last week with information on a new website that allows visitors to “obtain valuable pet care information, interact with fellow pet lovers in an online community, and shop online to raise money for homeless pets.” What I like is that you get to choose which shelter your purchases will support, so you can keep your money local.
Although we’d rather you got all of your dog-related information from us, we felt obligated to pass this information on because it does help raise funds for an important cause: reducing the number of animals left to live out their days in shelters. Anyways, below is the press release, and I’ve added the site to our blogroll as well.
Help homeless pets by shopping through BRINGPETSHOME.org, a Non-Profit Animal charity supporting animal shelters.
Fundraising Web site allows visitors to obtain valuable pet care information, interact with fellow pet lovers in an online community, and shop online to raise money for homeless pets
Roseland, N.J., June 22, 2009 – Shop ’til you drop in support of animal shelters, then get together with friends to share stories, advice and even pictures – all online. That’s the goal of the newly launched www.bringpetshome.org.
The fundraising Web site also offers exclusive content for cat and dog owners which includes information on pet care and safety, information on animal shelters, as well blogs, groups and open forums. The site’s primary purpose is to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. It serves as an online portal where visitors can access more than 150 major online retailers, like Amazon, Sephora, Wal-Mart, iTunes, and many more.
To raise money, online shoppers register at www.bringpetshome.org to select a shelter to support, then click-through to the merchant of choice. Each retailer specifies a percent commission on the Web site and donates that percentage of the purchase to Bring Pets Home. There is no additional cost to the consumer. Every year, six to eight million animals enter U. S. shelters.
According to the ASPCA, as many as one million additional dogs and cats are in danger of losing their homes in 2009, at a time when fewer donations are coming in. All need food, shelter, and medical care, so that they have the chance to be reunited with their original owners or adopted into caring, permanent homes. “Bring Pets Home is a great way for pet lovers to raise money to help homeless animals without ever leaving home-and at no cost to them,” says Linda Block of Bring Pets Home.
“More pets are entering shelters, but donors’ purse strings have tightened. Anyone can help by simply remembering to visit http://www.bringpetshome.org <http://www.bringpetshome.org/> to click-through to a favorite online merchant whenever shopping online.”
About Bring Pets Home BRING PETS HOME is a not-for-profit animal charity that raises money to help animals in shelters across the country. 100% of the money raised will go directly to animal shelters to provide food, shelter and medical treatment to pets in need. All operating costs of BRING PETS HOME are covered by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. There is no additional cost to theconsumer. To learn more, visit www.bringpetshome.org.
About Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is a leader in research and dedicated to the development, production and marketing of innovative, high-quality animal-health products for all major farm and companion animal species. For more information about Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health visit: www.intervet.com <http://www.intervet.com/> and www.intervetusa.com <http://www.intervetusa.com/> .
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!