How Do Our Fundraising Campaigns Work?
Our goal when launching our business wasn’t to make big bucks. We work full time jobs and spend our spare time having fun trying to figure out this world of eCommerce. A big part of our efforts is to help great local or regional non-profit animal shelters raise funds for operations. After volunteering as a dog walker for over 5 years at an awesome local no-kill shelter in San Francisco and adopting our great pup, Bentley, from a local rescue, we saw firsthand how difficult it is for neighborhood shelters to keep up with the costs required to save our four-legged friends.
What’s our goal? Just Pet Products doesn’t expect to be the main source of fundraising for a shelter, but any little bit helps. We work with a number of shelters to raise money, in the form of donating 50% of proceeds for each leash/lead and collar sold. Additional, through our customer donation program, we let individuals who provide us with rope to recycled/repurpose to choose a local shelter of his/her choice to have the proceeds donated to for leashes and collars used with that rope.
We're always looking for awesome shelters to work with. If you have one in mind, please contact us and we'll reach out!
The following statistics were complied by the ASPCA. These statistics are why we’d like to help do our part:
- Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
- Each year, approximately 2.7 million animals are euthanized (1.2 million dogs and 1.4 million cats).
- Approximately 2.7 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.4 million dogs and 1.3 million cats).
- Of the dogs entering shelters, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs who came in as strays are returned to their owner.
- Of the cats entering shelters, approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% of cats who came in as strays are returned to their owners.
- About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
- The majority of pets are obtained from acquaintances and family members. 28% of dogs are purchased from breeders, and only 29% of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescues.
To learn more, you can also visit the ASPCA, the National Council on Pet Population, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
And, before you go, don’t forget to check out our awesome climbing rope leashes and collars!