With the financial pressure of struggling economy, many animals have been abandoned or even left to survive on their own. Most of these animals are rescued or taken in by shelters, that are under huge amounts of financial pressure already.
Every year 6-8 million cats and dogs are taken into a shelter, costing a combined amount of $2 billion per year. Because of the overwhelming cost, 3-4 million animals will be euthanized each year. To help, many shelters and generous people have been using crowd-funding sites to help raise money for animals in need.
By fundraising for shelters that are rescuing animals, many animals are given a second chance at a life.
Unfortunately, one of the major sites to raise money online for animal rescue and shelters, ChipIn, is closing down. ChipIn was a great site because it offered a free fundraising service. Fortunately as an alternative to ChipIn, many people have been turning to a new and free fundraising site called YouCaring.com. YouCaring has helped many people raise money for their causes and has never charged a penny.
If you are looking for a great alternative to raise money for animal shelters or animal rescues check out YouCaring.com!