By: Andrew Kennedy
In this time of great need in our country and the world, we are reaching out to do what we can to fill a bit of that need with hope. Shelters across the country are experiencing high pet surrender rates as families struggle to find the resources to properly care for their pets. In a bid to be able to do something to help the struggling shelters during this pandemic, we have set up a campaign to provide customers with masks and shelters with meals.
Launching new products, the Dog Fashion Face Mask and the Cat Fashion Face Mask gives us an opportunity to offer cute and fun mask options to people while also being able to provide help to shelters. This campaign is set up to make sure that a portion of each and every mask purchased is donated to a shelter to be used in providing them with much-needed meals.
Connecting with the community, we are taking recommendations for shelters that are in the most need right now. If you know of a shelter that could really use the help during this pandemic, please email your recommendation to [email protected]
The shelters that have been donated to for the Month of June are:
We also donated to our recurring shelter partner The Arrow Fund.
A private donation was made through their websites. At the current factor of money to meals, the total is 44,720 meals for shelter pets! We are especially thankful for the people who sent in their nominations, helping them better connect to communities across the country.
Please continue sending in your nominations for the coming months as we stand together to battle the effects of this deadly virus on our country, it’s people, and their pets. A portion of mask sales will continue to be donated for as long as mask supplies last so be sure to order yours soon.
Make sure to also check out last month’s blog for more information on the shelters we donated to.
One of this month’s shelters that we are donating to is Alive Rescue located in Chicago, Illinois. Alive Rescue is a no-kill animal rescue that protects the lives and welfare of animals. The rescue primarily takes in animals from shelters with high euthanasia rates in Chicago and surrounding areas to give animals proper care.
Alive Rescue helps dogs like Timmy, a beautiful cattle dog from Texas. Timmy was not exposed to humans and is extremely feral. When he first arrived at the rescue he would cower if anyone tried to pet him and hide as much as possible. Over time, he has started to come out of his shell and now he approaches the team for some pets. Timmy is making friends with other dogs at the shelter and LOVES toys (especially stuffies).