Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide -- help SSP while you shop!

Start your holiday shopping off right with our holiday gift guide. It's easy to shop - use the links below to some of your favorite stores, and not only will you find special sales, but a percentage of your purchases will be donated to Saving Shelter Pets.


Shop online at all your favorite stores and iGive will donate up to 26% of your purchase to Saving Shelter Pets, Inc. Many special coupons & deals for your favorite stores are available only through this link, and the best part is it's free! Click here to start shopping...



Order a new subscription, or renew an old one. Shop through our affiliate link and you will save up to 85% off newstand prices.... and 40% of your purchase will be donated to Saving Shelter Pets! Click here to start shopping...



Buy books, movies, clothes, electronics, pet supplies, and more on Amazon.com and approximately 6% will be donated to Saving Shelter Pets! Click here to start shopping...




Charitable donations are a meaningful way to honor your friends & family this holiday season. Instead of a physical gift, make a donation to homeless pets in honor of your recipient, and we will send them this beautiful card acknowledging the gift. Choose any amount – starting at just $10! Click here for more details...


SSP 2011 calendars are on pre-order now, guaranteed to ship in time for the holidays. Beautiful, full color pictures of rescue dogs grace the pages of this gorgeous 12-month wall calendar. Order before December 1st for a special discount of $1 off each calendar (when ordering 2 or more). Click here to preview & place your order...




About Saving Shelter Pets:Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SSP wins $25,000 grant for spay & neuter

Last month, supporters from across the United States banded together to help Saving Shelter Pets win a $25,000 grant for their Spay & Neuter program through the Pepsi Refresh contest. The grant contest, sponsored by PepsiCo, distributes over $1 million a month to ideas which have a positive impact on their community. Each month, a few hundred grant proposals are selected for a total of 4 categories, with award winners based on the number of online votes each idea receives. After 2 months in the running, Saving Shelter Pets was able to finish in 7th place at the end of November, securing $25,000 in funding for their spay & neuter work in Murray County, Georgia.


Chatsworth, Georgia (and the surrounding area of Murray County) is an economically depressed area where the local animal shelter is forced to euthanize many healthy pets each week due to pet over-population. Saving Shelter Pets aims to significantly reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs by proactively addressing the problem at its source: a large population of unaltered cats and dogs.

With the $25,000 grant funding from Pepsi, Saving Shelter Pets will host a low-cost spay & neuter clinic each month in 2011. The clinics will assist low-income families in fixing their personal pets at an affordable cost. In addition to low-cost clinics, the grant funding will provide at least one free clinic for feral and/or domestic cats, one free clinic for pitbulls, and will help supplement the funding needed to fix additional cats and dogs through the Puppy Promises program (also based in Murray County).

This spay & neuter work for 2011 will not only reduce intake numbers at the local animal shelter by preventing future litters from being born; it will also help to educate the community on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spay & neuter. Stay tuned for updates on individual clinics!

Saving Shelter Pets would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to their volunteers, supporters, friends, family, and other participating grant groups who voted last month to make this grant win possible!






About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE:
The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

SSP Rescue 85 - A November to Remember!!

Saving Shelter Pets Transport #85 is ready to roll!! Yep, another van full of precious dogs & puppies need YOUR help to get to the receiving rescues that are waiting for them in the Northeast. Please donate to get these kids out of danger and on their way to happy forever homes!! On behalf of the doggies, thanks VERY much for your support!!


CLICK HERE TO DONATE!!


Snowflake



Snowflake is a little "lover dog" that craves attention and belly rubs. With your help, she can get to her rescue in CT and find that special someone to treat her like the princess that she is. Just $125 for vetting and transport gets her on her way!!

Total Needed: $125
Funds Raised: $125
Fully sponsored - thank you!!



Lolly



The expression on Lolly's face tells you she is concerned about what might happen to her if she is homeless in Georgia for too long. Please don't let this girl's worst fears be realized!! She needs $165 for her vetting and transport to rescue.

Total Needed: $165
Funds Raised: $165
Fully Sponsored - THANKS!!


Rocco



Rocco is "just another beagle mix" down South, but his bright disposition is sure to make him a stand-out at his rescue in the Northeast!! He needs $165 for his vetting and transport to resuce. Please donate to help Rocco!!

Total Needed: $165
Funds Raised: $165
Fully Sponsored - THANKS!!


Timmy



Who can resist this adorable scruffy face? Timmy's good looks and plucky personality make it hard to believe no one in Georgia wants him. Please donate to get him to the NJ rescue that is waiting for him!! He needs $165 for his vetting and transport.


Total Needed: $165
Funds Raised: $170
Fully Sponsored - THANKS!!


Marla



Even cute fluffy dogs are not immune to the dangers of being homeless in Georgia, and Marla is proof of that!! This girl will be adopted in a heartbeat in the Northeast, so please donate to help her. Just $165 for vetting and transport punches her ticket to freedom!!

Total Needed: $165
Funds Raised: $165
Fully Sponsored - THANKS!!


Litter of 5 Border Collie Mix Puppies




These wee ones are too young to understand why their owner doesn't want them, or the danger they are in because of that. Thankfully, SSP's Puppy Promises program can get them to safe rescue AND spay their momma so no more litters for her!! They need $50 each - please help them!! Note: 2 pups in this litter are already sponsored thanks to our October online auction.

Total Needed: $250
Funds Raised: $215
STILL NEED: $35


Litter of 4 Terrier Mix Puppies



These little kids from our Puppy Promises program have big dreams about being spoiled rotten in loving families of their very own. Please help make their dreams come true!! They each need $50 for their vetting and transport, plus the spay surgery for their momma.

Total Needed: $240
Funds Raised: $215
STILL NEED: $25


Litter of 5 Lab / St. Bernard Mix Puppies




These huge fluffy pups have heard that big dogs don't usually fare well in Southern shelters, so they want to head north as soon as possible!! They are Puppy Promises pups, so they each need $50 for their vetting, transport, and the spay of their momma. Can you donate to help them? Note: 1 pup in this litter is already sponsored thanks to our October online auction.

Total Needed: $250
Funds Raised: $250
Fully Sponsored - THANKS!!


Litter of 7 Lab / Border Collie / Terrier Mix Puppies



These kids heard that a rescue in NJ wants them, and they also heard it will be snowing there before too long. They don't know what snow is, but they are very eager to find out!! Please help them with a donation - $50 each pays for their vetting, transport, and momma's spay surgery. Note: 1 pup in this litter is already sponsored thanks to our October online auction.

Total Needed: $350
Funds Raised: $350
Fully Sponsored - THANKS!!


Chloe & Joey (from last transport)



Remember Chloe & Joey? Poor little Chloe broke her leg and needed surgery right before last month's transport, so she and her brother had to stay in Georgia. Well, we have great news!! Chloe is fully healed now, and these two are heading north this month to their rescue - YAY!! :)

Total Needed: FULLY FUNDED, thanks to everyone's generous donations last month!


We can't save any of them without YOU - thanks for your support!!



About Saving Shelter Pets:Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and pro-actively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide. Please see our FAQs for more information.NOTE: The animals pictured in this or any other message are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs and cats to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt them into wonderful forever homes.