February 8, 2019In the News

Pets of the Homeless now accepting cryptocurrency donations

Nevada Business

Nonprofit expands options for donors during critical need time

(Carson City, NV) – Pets of the Homeless, the only national animal organization focused solely on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of homeless people, has added the option to donate to the organization with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Introducing the ability to donate with cryptocurrency expands options for donors.

More than 552,000 Americans experienced homelessness on a single night in 2018, as many as 10 percent of which have dogs, cats or both. The need for pet food and veterinary care is a continued concern for the homeless and the pets that rely on them. As an outreach to the homeless who own pets, Pets of the Homeless uses donations to provide veterinary care at free wellness clinics and emergency veterinary care across the country. In 2018, Pets of the Homeless spent more than $456,000 on emergency veterinary care, compared to $177,700 spent on care in 2017.

“We are anticipating that the need for veterinary care will be even higher in 2019,” said Pets of the Homeless Founder and President, Genevieve Frederick. “We hope that adding the option to donate cryptocurrency will open the organization to a new group of donors.”

Pets of the Homeless has a critical need for donations to ensure the organization can continue providing food and care to pets in need.

“We never want to turn away hungry pets or pets in pain, but we need to ensure we still have the funds to support our national efforts,” Frederick said.

Pets of the Homeless joins a recent wave of nonprofit organizations that have turned to cryptocurrency donations to support their goals. All cryptocurrency donations made to Pets of the Homeless will be turned into dollars using a service called BitPay and immediately used to aid pets of homeless people around the United States and Canada.

For more information about Pets of the Homeless and to donate, visit www.petsofthehomeless.org.

About Pets of the Homeless
Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human-animal bond, which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. The task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets. For more information, please visit www.petsofthehomeless.org.