Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Year-End Giving

WOOF!!  Are you looking to make a year-end donation?  A great place to donate and support in your community are animal rescues.  

Cash donations really help the rescues with expenses as they rescue animals in need which, barkingly pawsome, help humans too.   Without me, my human would be absolutely crazy and even a bit strange, hee hee- woof! I am a living example of how great money donations benefit rescues.

Monthly cash donations are great too.  As that helps the rescue to plan for future expenses with their rescues.  One of my human volunteer friends noted that even a donation of $10 helps a dog or cat!

Other than that though- if you've ever wondered what the money is used for, barkingly, here's a list of just a few items which donations help support-
  • Needed medications - $25
  • Vaccinations to prevent life threatening illnesses - $50
  • An initial veterinary exam and vaccinations- $100
  • Spay or neuter - $250
  • Treatment for deadly heartworm - $350
  • Complete dental care for a neglected senior - $500
  • Collars and leashes - $15 - $25
  • Crates (Varies)
  • the list goes on-
If you are not able to give financially, another way is to donate items on their wish lists which are often listed on the rescues websites.  These items would include:
  • Towels
  • Rags
  • Blankets
  • Pillows / Dog Pillows
  • Dog Food
  • Dog Treats
Pawsome, another item you can donate, which is in need, is your time.  You could foster, train, transport or help with many office skills. 

While there are many rescues to support, here is an alphabetical list of the ones we support with photography and writing at "From the Dog's Paw!"
Animal Welfare League of Arlington - To Donate!

Lab Rescue of L.R.C.P., Inc.- To Donate!

Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League - To Donate

Operation Paws for Homes - To Donate

PetConnect Rescue - To Donate

Washington Humane Society - To Donate

Animal rescues have played a huge part in bringing together humans and animals and creating many happy "forevers!"   Imagine how pawfectly pawsome it would be to know you are helping others. 

Remember donations must be received by the organization by December 31, 2015 or, if mailing, postmarked by December 31, 2015.

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