How holiday dollars can help pets
It's that time again -- shopping time, that is -- and our friends at The Times' brand-new Holiday Gift Guide blog have advice on ways you can make your gift-buying dollars stretch in ways that help animals.
The Humane Society of the United States has partnered this year with companies that kick a portion of your purchase price right back to the Humane Society and its work on behalf of animals. Here, courtesy of the Holiday Gift Guide, are a few animal-friendly gift-giving options:
- Unique Skin, a company that makes skins for cellphones, donates 20% of sales to the Humane Society.
- At the Humane Society magazine store, 40% of your magazine subscription purchase price goes directly to the Humane Society.
- Grounds for Change, a coffee company, donates money to the Humane Society through its HS Coffee Club.
Want your gift-buying dollar to help animals and people at the same time? Our colleagues at the Baltimore Sun have the scoop on a doggie chew toy that's raising money (nearly $40,000 so far!) for a program that provides service dogs to injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Sounds like a win-win situation to us!
-- Lindsay Barnett
Photo: A festive dog named Nigel gets ready for the Reindoggie Parade in Carmel, Calif. Credit: Ryan Williams