This week on Good News Fridays, let’s talk about two great chances to buy or watch something, and help animals in need!
The Shelter Pups
The Shelter Pups is an online store selling animal toys. The story begins with Theodora, who is an animal lover and began collecting stuffed dog toys. Theodora also likes to use her money to buy dog food for her local animal shelter. Many of her Saturday mornings are spent bringing the food to the shelter and visiting the shelter dogs. One particular Saturday Theodora said, “Think of all the dog food we could buy for the shelter if we made and sold toy dogs that looked more like real dogs!” The parents tried to explain things like “profit margins” and “overhead” to Theodora, but that only fueled her fire. To Theodora, profits meant only one thing: more dog food for real dogs.
The family began by making a few stuffed animals that looked more like the dogs they liked. They looked at overseas factories but did not like how the factories overseas are crowded and the workers work very long hours and make very little money. They also did not like the idea that the stuffed animals were made with lots of harsh, dangerous chemicals. So the stuffed animals made by The Shelter Pups are made in America, and with natural fiber known as wool. Today, Shelter Pups are made completely in America. Each precious pup is created by hand. Skilled American artists magically combine pure wool, fresh water, and natural olive oil soap to create each Shelter Pup. Each is one-of-a-kind and no two are ever alike. Absolutely no harsh chemicals or flame retardants are used because wool is a perfect, natural flame retardant.
Each purchase from The Shelter Pups helps out dogs in animal shelters as well. Some shelter dogs are a little bit rough around the edges. Maybe even oddballs. But they are all loyal, loving, and fun companions. They are committed to helping these dogs receive quality care while waiting for their “forever homes”. Each Shelter Pup sold comes with rescue points, and they are worth real money. They are not talking about a measly 1% of profits. Each Rescue Point is randomly assigned a value anywhere between $1 and $10 per Pup! That means you could donate over 25% of your purchase price to shelter dogs.
This is a great program, and anyone would enjoy getting a handmade toy and knowing they are helping animal shelters around the country! To learn more about The Shelter Pups and to purchase a toy, go to: http://www.shelterpups.com/
Charity Animal Television
How many of you like watching cute animal videos on YouTube, I do! Someone got the great idea of creating several great and cute animal videos and uploaded them to YouTube. Here is the great part, all of the ad revenue generated from the videos uploaded will go to an animal specific charity, welcome to Charity Animal Television!
Charity Animal Television is a YouTube channel where proceeds from ad revenue are donated to 501c3 non-profit organizations. Just by watching their videos, you are helping organizations do real world good. Their mission is to build a massive subscriber base dedicated to watching cute animals in order to help make the world a better place. So, don’t forget to subscribe to their channel and be a part of the movement! With enough people, they can start generating enough money to make a real difference.
100% of the net ad revenue generated from the video above will be donated to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, http://www.aspca.org). This channel has plans for more animal videos, they just want you to watch and share! If you want to learn more about this venture, go to: http://www.charityanimaltv.com/
Subscribe to the YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CharityAnimalTV