GiveBIG to help pets at these nonprofits

GiveBIG to help pets at these nonprofits

GiveBIG to help pets at these nonprofits


by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 7:01 PM

There are dozens of local pet-related nonprofits that will benefit from “GiveBIG” Tuesday.

The Seattle Foundation organized the online campaign to raise money for more than 1,600 local nonprofits. The GiveBIG fundraiser kicked off at midnight.

A portion of the donations will be matched and given to the nonprofits.

Seattle Humane Society says it costs $33 to rescue a pet from another shelter that has limited resources. As of 10 a.m., they had raised nearly $12,000, which will help them save 363 pets.

Last year, The Seattle Foundation raised $11.1 million for nonprofits. The donation website has a list of the nonprofits involved in the fundraiser, which ends at midnight.

Pet-related organizations (info from GiveBIG)

Animal Talk Rescue
We are a local 501(c)(3) animal rescue in the Roosevelt neighborhood of Seattle.

Art for Animals' Sake
Art for Animals’ Sake’s mission is to prevent the neglect and abuse of animals and reduce the relinquishment of animal companions into the shelter system by teaching animal compassion and humane care.

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project saves the lives of homeless cats by providing access to high volume spay/neuter surgery in a safe and humane environment.

Guide Dogs for the Blind
GDB is the nation’s leading Guide Dog school, pairing carefully bred and trained dogs with people who are visually impaired to create highly functional mobility teams.

Horse Harbor Foundation
Known as "Harmony Farm" for our mission of creating harmony between horses and humans, the location serves as a vital need to provide sanctuaries for unwanted horses, to save them from unwarranted slaughter or lives of neglect.

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center
Our mission is to improve the bodies, minds and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy, and to be an inspiration and educational resource to the therapeutic riding profession.

MEOW Cat Rescue & Adoption (Mercer Island Eastside Orphans & Waifs)
MEOW’s goal is to help create a “no-kill nation”, where people are responsible for their pets, where there are no helpless creatures abandoned, where there is no longer a need for any healthy companion animal to be euthanized.

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue
Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is dedicated to improving the lives of animals locally, nationally and internationally.

Northwest Animal Rights Network
The Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN) has been dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals by raising awareness of animal suffering in the food, entertainment, experimentation, and fashion industries.

Northwest Spay & Neuter Center
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center is a non-profit organization providing spay/neuter, vaccines and microchipping for cats, dogs, and rabbits.

Old Dog Haven
A network of private homes helping Western Washington’s homeless senior dogs. Also assist other rescues with senior dog placement.

Pasado's Safe Haven
Pasado's provides refuge and rehabilitation for abused and neglected animals.

PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society)
Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) provides professional, gentle care for the animals entrusted to us--from homeless pets, to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap
A holistic animal welfare organization focusing on cats, dogs, and their human companions.

Pawsitive Alliance
Pawsitive Alliance works directly with the public and shelter organizations to target resources to address lowering the number of dogs and cats entering the shelter system.

Project Canine
Project Canine provides Animal Assisted Therapy training and certification for volunteers visiting a variety of populations including at-risk youth, seniors, ill and dying adults and children, and first responders.

Purrfect Pals
Purrfect Pals is a no-kill shelter providing sanctuary for up to 300 difficult to adopt cats including FIV, leukemia and geriatric colonies as well as an area for cats with behavior problems.

Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE)
Since 2005, SAFE has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses suffering from abuse, neglect or starvation.

Seattle Humane Society
The Seattle Humane Society is a private, nonprofit animal welfare organization dedicated to saving the lives of all orphaned companion animals in the community.

South Sound Critter Care
South Sound Critter Care is the only wildlife center located in King County and is dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and release of orphaned and injured wildlife.

Vashon Island Pet Protectors
The basic purpose of Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) is to ensure that there are no homeless pets on Vashon.

Washington State Animal Response Team
Washington State Animal Response Team is an all-volunteer, all-donation supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization facilitating the rescue of animals in emergency situations

Donations can be made at

And remember, you cand make a donation to these great organizations any time!