To donate funds- click the #GivingTuesday photo above and help us reach our goal this season! Or send your donation to 2136 Yellowcreek Road Akron, OH 44333. Funds may be allocated to the program(s) of your choosing! Remember every little bit counts :)
There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now for it’s fourth year there is #GivingTuesday meant to kick off the charitable season. Holidays are a happy time, where we should focus on helping others. Every year countless homeless pets spend their holidays in a shelter remembering that they were once a part of a family. Part of Pay It Forward For Pets’ mission is to help these dogs and cats find their forever homes! We do so through our six collaborative programs, that also benefit people too! Read more about them on our website: www.PayItForwardForPets.org ... This #GivingTuesday, every little bit helps. Here’s why:
According to CharityNavigator, when dividing 2014 U.S. charitable givings into categories, only 3% of last years donations went to the Environment/Animal category. Yet there are approximately 79.7 million homes in the United States that have one or more pets. It is also estimated that 7.6 million domestic animals enter shelters each year nationwide. Those numbers are overwhelming. Pay It Forward For Pets has succeeded in expediting adoptions and reducing the risk of euthanasia for pets in Summit County, but there is always more we can do.
Our local dogs and cats deserve a chance to show how great they are, and we’re here to be their voice but we can’t make a difference without your support! Pay It Forward For Pets is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and secures 100% funding from direct public support, grants, fundraising and planned estate giving. We don’t pay any salaries and we don’t have the costly overhead of a building and utilities. However, there is still a considerable amount of expenses incurred to do the work we do. Donor dollars and grants support the programs directly. Examples include: payment for adoptions for Senior Pets for Senior Citizens and Pets for Vets, veterinary expenses for the multiple pets we help though our Critical Care Assistance Fund, and weekly stipends paid to our photographer and behavioral trainers for their time, talent, and equipment.
By giving locally to an animal welfare organization, you get to see where your funds go! You get to see the pets that you’ve helped! You get to look into their eyes and say that you helped give them a chance to find their forever homes! THAT’S PRETTY AWESOME!! And if the pets could thank you themselves, they would... but they don’t have a voice, we have to be their voice!
You don’t have to wait until December 1st to celebrate #GivingTuesday!
Pay It Forward For Pets helps improve the lives of both people and “rescued” pets through special programs. The organization manages 6 programs that directly benefit the public and offers human resources and funding to county shelters and local rescue organizations in collaboration efforts to expedite adoptions and end euthanasia.
Pay It Forward For Pets is a 501c3 nonprofit organization and secures 100% funding from direct public support, grants, fundraising and planned estate giving.
“We want all dogs and cats to know love and security so we are on a mission to Pay It Forward For Pets.”