How To Donate To Your Favorite Pet Charity Without Spending a Ton of Money
Veterinarian Reviewed on February 26, 2009 by Dr. Janice Huntingford
Every pet owner wishes that they could do more for their welfare of other pets. But few know exactly where to start, nor do they have tons of money that they can spare by donating to the favorite pet charity. Well, here are a few ideas’ to donate without spending a ton of money:
Every internet savvy pet lover has to use a search engine at least 5 times per day. So what if you could do an internet search and donate money to your favorite charity at the same time? Well, you can….with GoodSearch.com.
GoodSearch.com is powered by Yahoo!, so you get the same high-quality search results that you are used to. It is also quite simple to set up: log onto GoodSearch.com and register, and then choose your favorite pet charity. Then every time you conduct an internet search using GoodSearch.com, a penny will be donated to your designated charity.
Search engines are able to make their money from advertisers who pay the search engines to have their links on the search results pages. GoodSearch.com works by redirecting some of that money earned from your search to your favorite charity. Last year search engines generated nearly $4 billion in ad revenue! Imagine what a pet charity could do with that amount of money?
Another great and easy way to help out your local animal shelter is by purchasing a pet-friendly license plate. They are offered in almost every State in the USA and can be obtained by requesting one through your local Department of Motor Vehicles. The cost of the plate is usually between $15 -$30 and a portion of the proceeds are donated to locally participating animal shelters and/or rescue organizations.
Visit FreeKibble and FreeKibbleKat to answer the daily question. Once answered, 10 pieces of dog or cat kibble will be donated to a variety of animal shelters. Since April 1, 2008, 83,851,670 pieces of dog kibble and 56,260,910 pieces of cat kibble have been donated.
The Animal Rescue Site
Another great way to donate by clicking is the Animal Rescue Site. Visit them at The Animal Rescue Site and click on the purple “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button to donate food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Each click is the equivalent of .6 bowls of food that is given to rescue animals.
Do you use Hotmail or MSN Messenger? Did you know that you can support a variety of animal charities by simply adding a signature to your profile? All you have to do is log in to your account, go to Options, and add the i’m Saving Animals signature. Microsoft will then share a portion of their advertising revenue with the animal cause that you choose.
Getting married soon? Instead of accepting gifts at your wedding, ask your guests to donate money to your favorite animal charity instead. Your guests can log into the I Do Foundation’s website, a charity allowing wedding guests to make donations in lieu of traditional wedding gifts. The best part is that these charitable gifts are tax deductable!
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Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for over 30 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities. Ask Dr. Jan