Last updated: 24 Sep, 2020
Published on: 9 May, 2019
Get donations via your pet listings 💰
Who said you shouldn’t be pushing buttons?!
In spring of 2018, with the support of the amazing team at Shout for Good, we added a new donation platform to our website so that eligible PetRecue member organisations could tap into the millions of annual visitors coming to Australia's most visited charity website, PetRescue.com.au.
Our goal was to create a totally new revenue stream that would offer an ongoing source of donations direct to rescue member organisations, to help them tap into a new funding source, and to offset some of their out-of-pocket expenses like vet bills.
In news that's definitely worth shouting about, over $50,000 has been donated direct to PetRescue member groups since the button launched, to help cover their costs of vital vet work such as desexing.
$50,000 - that equates to a lot of snipped dangly bits!
Just to put it in perspective - for $50,000, you could desex 434 male cats, or microchip 1,100 pets, or desex 100 large female dogs, or vaccinate 2500 kittens!
And it's a figure that keeps growing each month, thanks to the generosity of the amazing pet-loving people who visit PetRescue.
Long-time member Alice Springs Animal Shelter reaped the benefits of the donate button almost immediately.
“Since we have started using the donation button, we are getting so much more donated,” said Tammy Hargrave, manager at Alice Springs Animal Shelter.
“I think for people it is just such an easy way to give. No fuss, easy to use, and all donations we get go straight back into running our shelter and making ongoing improvements.”
We’re thrilled to report that the donation button has been received with a big fat thumbs up!
Are you a pet-loving member of the public wanting to donate direct to a rescue group to help them pay for vet work and pet care costs? Then keep an eye out for the pinky-purpley (ok, magenta to be pedantic) button on pet listings!
Got any general queries or feedback about this feature? Please in touch via email@example.com.