bought 100 for Maisie (just $5.99), I also purchased a larger box with 880 bags ($29.99) and had them sent to a local rescue. Though I do sometimes make monetary donations to a few worthy organizations, more often I donate supplies of some sort so that my donation can immediately be put to use. Occasionally a rescue will appeal directly to supporters for something urgent, but many of the items I've given were listed on a group's Amazon Wish List. A lot of charities post their needs that way (as one would with a gift registry) and a very nice feature is that the lists usually include a wide variety of price points. In the past year, I've donated a Kuranda bed, water bowls, Kongs, treats, dental chews, Nature's Miracle and (not surprisingly) deer antlers.
I'm not trying to give myself a pat on the back or anything like that. I'm just trying to point out that while I tried to be more generous the couple times I was financially able to to do so, I still felt like I was making a difference by sending something necessary but inexpensive when I could only spare a small amount of money. I'm certainly not always in a position to contribute, but anyone who has ever worked in rescue will tell you that every little bit really does help. And I figure if a little good karma comes my way, maybe Maisie will stop driving me crazy by constantly unmaking my bed!
p.s. Don't forget this is Reader Appreciation week and you can win your pup a deer antler of his/her own!
Read yesterday's post for details (if you haven't already)...