In the last week in September, the People With Compassion for Pets Change Gang got together by web conference to discuss and vote for the organization they would send their pooled donations.
The Nominees Are…
Under consideration were Pet-Abuse.com and Longhopes Donkey Shelter. During the discussion, we all agreed that we loved the work that both organizations were doing. Pet-Abuse.com has put together a comprehensive resource about animal abuse crimes. We were impressed that their database could be searched by the type of abuse, cases, and names offenders.
The other candidate clearly tugged at our heartstrings– I mean who doesn’t love a donkey?? Longhopes Donkey Shelter is located in Bennett, Colorado and has rescued over 500 donkeys and adopted 450 of them in the last 10 years.
The Final Considerations
In the end, Longhopes Donkey Shelter was easy to contact and had all their financial information available on-line, but that wasn’t the case for Pet-Abuse.com. We suspect that they were difficult to contact because they may be making people angry for making animal abuse police reports online. We could understand that, but we didn’t feel comfortable not being able to call them and ask them a few questions. We wanted to know a little more about their financial picture, and we wanted to know what kind of impact they were making. How many site visits were they getting each month? Do they know who is using their site? Do they have any success stories?
We’ll continue to reach out to Pet-Abuse.com, and if we can get a better feel for the organization, we would consider a donation to them in the future.
And the winner is…
This month though, People With Compassion for Pets is delighted to have sponsored one of the donkeys at Longhopes Donkey Rescue. We chose Charity in large part because of her name. Doesn’t Charity seem kind of appropriate?? We also chose her because we like to support the senior citizens of the animal world who have a tough row to hoe.
We’ve covered her room and board for one year, but if she got adopted in the meantime, we wouldn’t feel bad at all.
In fact, is your home in need of a donkey???