Perfect Last Minute Gifts for Animal Lovers
With Christmas just a few days away, it’s easy to think there’s no time to get a gift for the animal lovers on your list. But it’s not too late to give the perfect gift that is both meaningful and impactful. As an alternative to material gifts this Christmas, you can give your loved ones a gift that matters through our Gifts that Give More™. Plus, your gift instantly comes with a beautiful downloadable certificate you can present to your loved ones, showing the impact you made in their name. No shipping. No waiting. More meaning!
When you donate to help animals, you help real homeless pets like little Lucy. Lucy is a nine-week-old puppy, the same as your pet once was, but Lucy has been through way too much for her short time alive. She doesn’t know why bad things keep happening to her but knows she needs to be brave. She was found at four weeks old all alone and scared. The couple that found Lucy brought her to the emergency clinic where she was diagnosed with parasites and required a blood transfusion to survive.
Lucy received the transfusion and seemed to be on the road to recovery when she became severely ill, and they diagnosed her with parvo. She was fighting for her life. Next Lucy was having terrible issues with her front legs—carpal laxity which required surgery and ongoing treatment to help strengthen the muscles in her little legs. Sadly, animals with carpal laxity are often overlooked in the shelter and do not make it out. However, thanks to your donations, we were able to provide a grant to get Lucy the medical treatment she needed, getting her ready to be adopted into the perfect, loving family.
Donate to our Emergency Animal Care Fund to help animals like Lucy.
$15 goes toward supporting animals in need of medical assistance.
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We offer a new way to help shelter dogs across the country. You can give healthy meals, warm beds, and vaccines provided by Boehringer Ingelheim to dogs with a care package. We offer several sizes of care packages to choose. When you sponsor a care package, we will transport nutritious, high-quality dog food, beds, and vaccinations to shelters and rescue groups nationwide. Through proper vaccination, animals’ risk of disease is cut down or eliminated, leaving shelter volunteers more time to find good homes for these dogs. Animals that are healthy, happy, and well-fed stand a much better chance of being adopted.
Just $10 provides 100 bowls of food, a bed, and vaccination for 1 dog.
Click here to send care packages to shelter dogs!
We are offering a new way to help shelter cats across the country. You can give healthy meals, warm beds, and vaccines provided by Boehringer Ingelheim to cats with a care package. We offer 3 sizes of care packages to choose from. When you sponsor a care package, we will transport nutritious, high-quality cat food, beds, and vaccinations to shelters and rescue groups nationwide. Through proper vaccination, animals’ risk of disease is cut down or eliminated, leaving shelter volunteers more time to find good homes for these cats. Animals that are healthy, happy, and well-fed stand a much better chance of being adopted.
Just $10 provides 100 bowls of food, a bed and vaccination for 1 cat.
Click here to send care packages to shelter cats!
Currently, when Military Working Dog’s retire in a non-combat zone overseas, they are considered “pets not vets” and are not always provided with a ride back to the United States, nor are they provided medical benefits. Contract Working Dogs face even more challenges. Many are left in kennels overseas for months before getting a much-needed ride home. Once they are back in the United States, they often require medical care before being adopted into loving homes or being reunited with the handler with whom they deployed. Many come home with serious cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and need time to decompress and rehabilitate before being placed in permanent homes.
Many Police Departments do not have retirement programs in place for their K9’s and often need assistance with placing dogs once they retire along with a need for continued care. Not all police departments have funding for protection gear like K9 ballistic vests, cooling vests, etc. that K9 officers may require in the line of duty. While many communities are able to donate funding needed to protect these officers, sadly many do not. GreaterGood.org is working with partners to assist when special veterinary care is needed as well as providing K9 officers with the protective gear needed to keep them safe in the field.
Just $10 gives enrichment toys for a Retired Military or Police Dog suffering from PTSD
Click here to care for our nation’s active and retired military and police dogs!
Provide Pet Food for Shelters
Gypsy was a mere 34 pounds when surrendered to the Protective Animal Welfare Society by an owner who said his house foreclosed, and he simply didn’t have time to take care of a dog. There were many signs of neglect. Gypsy was days away from dying of starvation. Her organs had begun to shut down.
Gypsy needed special care and nutritious food to bring her back to health. The pet food donated by GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank, and some love from her foster mom, literally saved her life. Gypsy now weighs 56 pounds and is beautiful and happy and loving her new forever home!
Just $9 provides 100 pounds of pet food to a shelter in need.
Click here to feed shelter dogs and cats like Gypsy!
by Jim Kober, December 19, 2017