During the COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses are at a stand-still while others are coming up with creative ways to keep business going.
While most businesses are taking to curb-side service or delivery options, YOUR Humane Society SPCA of Sumter County is taking to social media in their latest fundraiser.
The no-kill non-profit organization helps animals in need throughout their community and in order to continue operating, they rely on donations.
With the current epidemic, however, their offices have been closed to the public making it harder to receive necessary donations to provide services for the shelter’s homeless pets, public assistance programs and their Hope Fund, which provides veterinary care for animals beyond routine medical needs and more.
The organization decided to host a “Dollars for Doodles” fundraiser where donors can send in their favorite photo of their furry family member and receive a hand-drawn version in return.
Volunteers for the shelter, staff members, and even their children are all waiting to begin drawing your pets to help support the shelter.
To receive a drawing of your pet, you can submit your favorite photo along with a $15 donation on the shelter’s official Facebook page or send your photo along with a $15 check payable to YOUR Humane Society SPCA, PO Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538.
The process is expected to take a few days for each drawing. Once drawings are complete, they will be posted on the shelter’s Facebook page as well as mailed to the donor.
Donors wishing to offer more support for the shelter can also choose to donate $100 and receive a rendering of their pet from a professional local artist.
For more information or to learn more about YOUR Humane Society SPCA of Sumter County, visit hsspca.org or call 352-793-9117.