#BTC4A You Too Can Raise $5,000 for Animal Rescue!

Speaking of making a difference… There is a very easy way you can change the lives of animals right this minute. For every tweet and blog post featuring the #BTC4A hashtag – short for Be the Change for Animals –  from October 22-27, Petco will donate $1 for rescue pets at BarkWorld. This means if we all get together there is a chance we could raise up to $5,0o0 for local, no-kill rescues and shelters across the country!

That’s right. $5,000. For a couple tweets. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

The majority of animal welfare organizations receive little to no government funding. They rely entirely upon public donations and volunteers to offer their much-needed services. While most managers are pretty savvy at finding discounts and finagling deals, everything costs money. From spay and neuter surgeries to a bottle of bleach to clean the dog kennels, their needs often outweigh their capacity. As the demand for shelters and rescues doesn’t seem to be fading, no amount of support is too small.

I am sure you can imagine that $5,000 would be a decent bonus to any organization working to save lives in a tough economy. For example:

$5,000 = 882 bottles of bleach, 58 spay/neuter surgeries, 104 large bags of regular quality dog food, 833 bottles of laundry detergent, and 294 bags of cat litter.*

Here’s how you can help get this money into the hands of those who need it:

- Now through Saturday, October 27th at 11 AM (EST) tweet the following :

“Rescue pets receive $1 from @Petco at @BarkWorldExpo for each #BTC4A tweet from Oct 22-27! Learn more: http://ht.ly/eEls7

- Blog about what rescue means to you, now through Saturday, October 27th at 11 AM (EST). Add #BTC4A to your post title. Add your post link (not just your domain) to the blog hop list below to be counted. (Bonus! Each time your post is tweeted, you’ll earn more money for rescue pets!)

- If you are attending BarkWorldnominate your favorite no-kill rescue or shelter at the Petco booth through Friday, October 26th!

Valuable resources for animals in your community are just a few clicks away. Join in and spread the word! There is no reason we can’t reach the goal if we all get our blog on. Let’s do this!

*Prices based on average costs found on various websites.

**All photos in this post are of dogs currently available for adoption at the Nova Scotia SPCA.

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9 Comments on #BTC4A You Too Can Raise $5,000 for Animal Rescue!

  1. Jodi
    October 23, 2012 at 11:24 am (2 years ago)

    I tweeted it, from both accounts. How many times can we tweet it? Really? I could tweet it all day long. :-)

    What a great way to spread the word.
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  2. acd6pack
    October 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm (2 years ago)

    This a fantastic idea! As the proud human to a rescued and special needs pack of seven, we are all for promoting rescue!! I’m already preparing my post.
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  3. houndstooth
    October 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m still bummed that I’m not going to BarkWorld! I think this program will easily net the $5,000 for some lucky program!
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  4. Kari
    October 24, 2012 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

    thanks for reminding me about this. Im all over tweeting to help out! I wanted to attend barkworld so bad but I cant fly anymore :(

    Thank you for your sweet comments on the baby/pregnancy.

    I may have to hire you to help me with these dogs with a newborn :) haha.
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  5. Theresa & Prudence
    October 24, 2012 at 9:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Terrific post, what a great fundraiser this is, we’ve been tweeting it too!
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