Sunday, February 10, 2008

10 Cool Things You Can Do Online to Help Needy Pets for Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day, think outside the box of chocolates and bunch of roses. Do something to make a difference! Here are ten cool things you can do online to help shelter pets in need for Valentine's Day.

1. Give Gifts of Life and Love through Best Friends.

"What do you give a Valentine who’s positively purr-fect? Doggone dandy? Frisky as a filly? There’s "no bones about it"... a Gift of Life & Love from Best Friends is the perfect way to let your feelings show on February 14th. So go ahead and pick out a face you know they’ll love. Sponsor an orphan pet from Best Friends, as a gift to all the sweethearts in your life this Valentine’s Day!"

2. Purchase a Vaccine in Lieu of a Rose for A Shelter Cat from Winging Cat Rescue.

For $8.00, you can purchase a rose or vaccines for a shelter cat. The live of a cut rose is 1 week, and the life of a cat is 15 years. Which is the better investment?

Each donor will receive an email with a photo of a shelter cat that he or she helped vaccinate.

3. Help
Dogs Deserve Better send Valentines to Chained Dogs on Valentine's Day.

It is the goal of Dogs Deserve Better to send 10,000 Valentines to the caretakers of chained dogs to remind them that their dogs deserve better than life on the end of a chain. What DDB needs most for this project is the addresses of chained dogs. Of course, your submissions are anonymous.

4. Donate a Comfortable Bed to a Shelter Dog at Help the Animals, Inc., a no-kill shelter in Richmond, Indiana.

From Rachel, the Shelter Dog, "I would like a warm bed while I am waiting for my forever home. The floor here at the shelter is hard and a Kuranda bed would enable me to have a soft, elevated bed to lie on during long nights. Some of my friends already have a donated bed, but I don't have one yet."

5. Make a donation to MSPCA-Angell and send a Valentine's E-Card to Your Loved Ones.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA-Angell) is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Its services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement and the highest-quality veterinary care available anywhere in the world. MSPCA-Angell provides direct hands-on care to more than 250,000 animals each year.

6. Send a Free Purina Valentine's Day E-Card, and Generate $0.50 to Help Animals in Need.

Send a free customizable Valentine's Day e-card to your favorite people, and Purina will donate $0.50 to help shelter pets in need.

Donate a Cat Perch for Valentine's Day for Shelter Cats at the Liberty Humane Society.

Don't know what to get that special cat lover in your life this year for Valentine's Day? Why not purchase a "cat perch" on behalf of that extra special loved one? These cat perches will provide homeless cats at the shelter with much needed exercise, mental stimulation and privacy while they await a new home. Once you purchase a perch, a Valentine's Day card will be sent to the person of your choice by an adoptable cat at LHS.

8. Purchase a Raffle Ticket for the Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love Fundraiser for Hawkeye & Friends Animal Rescue.

Hawkeye & Friends Animal Rescue is a No-Kill Non-Profit animal rescue located in Memphis, Michigan. Purchase a $10.00 raffle ticket for your chance to win an 8G I-Pod Touch, or a Bath & Groom for your pet at Paws & Suds in Shelby Township, Michigan.

9. Write an Online Review of a Local Business for the
Columbia Humane Society Valentine's Day Fundraiser.

The Columbia HSPCA is raising funds to purchase a new truck for their cruelty prevention program. Take 5 minutes to sign up to Insider Pages and write an honest review of a local business. Each review you write earns between $0.50 and $1.50 for the Columbia HSPCA.

10. Make a Valentine's Day Honor Gift to the ASPCA.

This Valentine's Day, consider making a donation to the ASPCA in honor of your loved ones. Then, send them an e-card to let them know how much you care!


Cindy said...

10 wonderful ideas!
Would you be so kind as to help me promote a contest I have sponsored to help animals in shelters?
Here is the link to it.
Help The Animals
Thank you so much. It's not a huge contest by any means, but if it helps the animals in some small way, it's better than doing nothing.