The third annual Santa Paws Drive kicked off last night with a virtual party on Twitter!
The mission of the Santa Paws Drive is to bring holiday cheer to shelter animals around the world. Pets with homes are often showered with gifts and treats for Christmas, and the Santa Paws’ elves believe that shelter animals deserve a little holiday love, too!
The Santa Paws Drive was founded by Dorian Wagner of Your DailyCute, Lynn Haigh of Pawpawty.com and Salina Gannon of Nip and Bones, LLC. Santa Paw’s elves also include Diane Silver of To Dog With Love and Kerri Schlack of The Kitten Crew.
Their ultimate hope is that all dogs and cats find forever homes, but if that doesn't happen, they want our furry friends to wake up on Christmas morning to toys and treats – as well as a little extra cash for their shelters. So they created the Santa Paws Drive, and set out to make it as simple as possible for everyone to be able to make a difference for shelter animals all around the world.
This year, six organizations have been selected as recipients: Belleglen Sanctuary, BlindcatRescue and Sanctuary, Greenfields Greyhound Rescue, K9 Kastle, Sheba’s Haven Rescue and Black Dog Rescue.
The goal is to raise $900 per shelter ($5,400 total) and oodles of toys and treats for the dogs and cats. You can help by spreading the word – write a post about the Santa Paws Drive and add the widget to your blog or website.
The Santa Paws Drive runs through the entire month of November and ends in mid-December. The last day for toy/treat donations is December 12, and the last day for cash donations is December 20.
There will be lots of online events so watch the Santa Paws Drive website for announcements, join in the fun and help spread the joy this Christmas!
Image via SantaPawsDrive.com