***FINAL UPDATE*** Friday 19th December
Thanks to all our awesome pet-loving supporters, we totally smashed our Safe & Sound Pounds crowdfunding target.
We even have a little extra to start funding the new PetLost website and help lost pets find their way home - which is just amazing!
We'll be posting progress updates throughout 2015 via the free PetRescue Post.
Dear perk pickers...
If you selected a perk when you donated, we'll be in touch in January 2015 with delivery deets and dates. Thanks again for your generosity and patience.
And in other awesome news
Many of the cats and dogs who posed for our crowdfunding campaign video and photos have since been adopted. Rex, Bentley, Lawson, Bindi, Zac and our superstar Charli are all looking forward to their first Christmas in their forever home.
Now is a really good time
Christmas is a really great time to adopt a pet for life, and here's why… When you and your family are home over the holidays, you have all the time you need to bond with your new pet and help them settle in to home life. Plus, you get to tell everyone how you saved a life and gave an awesome pet a great home in time for Christmas. Search the PetRescue website for your new best friend today.
Wishing you, your family, and your fur family a safe and sound Christmas!
We're soooo close to reaching our target of $50,000 - which is amazing!
***BREAKING NEWS*** Wednesday 10th December
Every dollar we raise over $50,000 will be invested in the creation of a new website to reunite lost pets and owners! Watch our video, or read more below.
This will help us drive significant life-saving changes across Australia's pounds - starting with the publication of a comprehensive pound reform guide.
And here's some more great news for all pets, including yours…
Every dollar we raise over $50,000, between now and the campaign end date of 19 December, will be invested in the development of PetLost.com.au - a new centralised website both the public and pounds can use for listing and searching for lost pets.
This easy-to-use tool will offer greater exposure for lost pets. By creating a digital footprint for all pets, from the moment they are found and enter the pound system, we will give them the best chance of being reunited with their owners.
Every dollar will help secure the safety of pets in Australia, so please donate to today.
***UPDATE *** Wednesday 26th November Today is a glass-half-full day! We're almost halfway there within 7 days! Check out our video below:
We need your help this Christmas to fix Australia's pounds and make them a safe and sound place for all lost and homeless pets.
By Christmas, PetRescue will have helped find forever homes for more than 250,000 rescue pets, from over 750 rescue groups and shelters nationwide. Now just imagine how many more lives would be saved by next Christmas if PetRescue got the nation's 550+ pounds on board too!
Currently only 1% of all council pounds are utilising PetRescue's free services to advertise their pets for adoption.
This a sad state of affairs, considering 80% of pound cats and 40% of pound dogs are killed every year because homes aren't found for them. With your help, we can change that!
We believe every pound pet deserves a public face - whether they are lost and needing to be reunited with their owner, or waiting for a new family. So, here's what we're going to do about it...
In 2015, we're focusing our efforts on bringing all healthy and treatable pets online. We want to give all pounds the resources to effectively help animals throughout the impoundment journey and, in turn, give every pet the best chance of leaving through the front door into loving arms.
Your donation to PetRescue today can save thousands of pets from being killed in Australia's pounds.
Help us raise $50,000 to start fixing Australia's pounds.
All funds raised will be invested in PetRescue's Safe & Sound Pounds Program 2015 - giving pound staff the tools they need to implement effective life-saving adoption programs and offering maximum exposure to lost and homeless pets.
Check out a few of the pawsome perks you get for supporting us...
$25 A Kiss from Charli*
Get a digital kiss from Charli the rescue dog and your name added to our Safe & Sound Pounds Supporters Wall.
$50 Adorable Digi Pack*
Get a set of adorable rescue pet images to load to your desktop, a kiss from Charli and your name added to our Safe & Sound Pounds Supporters Wall.
$250 Get Your Pound Listening*
We'll send a letter to your local council, with your name on it, urging them to download the Pound Performance Guide and take action for homeless pets in your community. And we'll add your name to our Safe & Sound Pounds Supporters Wall.
PetRescue is a registered charity and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.*
This campaign only runs for 30 days
Please donate and share NOW to save lives!
We really look forward to you being a part of this exciting evolution of PetRescue. On behalf of the many pets whose lives you will save, we sincerely thank you and wish you a very happy Christmas!
* Terms and Conditions
If you select a perk when you give your support, we'll be in touch with you after Christmas with a follow-up. In the meantime, if you have any questions about your donation, please email us.
All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued to you via email. If you select a perk that has material value, you will need to deduct the value of the item when filing your tax return.