Top 10 Ways to Support Your Furry & Feathered Friends During April’s "Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month"

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With over 500,000 coupons at top retailers, Goodshop users can save money while supporting their favorite cause too. You shop and save, we give., the go-to website to save money on shopping and support a cause, announced it has passed the $1 million mark in donations to animal related causes. To further support animals and recognize April’s “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month”, Goodshop has created its first annual “Top 10 Ways to Support Your Furry & Feathered Friends” list.

Top 10 Ways to Support Your Furry & Feathered Friends:

1) Shop online, save money, and help support an animal shelter on
When you shop at thousands of stores with, a percentage of every purchases get donated directly to any nonprofit that you choose. Plus Goodshop features thousands of coupons, so you can save money while you give back. So, for example, when you buy a treat for your pet, a portion of that purchase will also go towards ending animal cruelty.

2) Dedicate some time to volunteer:
Most local shelters rely solely on help from volunteers, so your Saturday afternoon can do a lot for the homeless animals in your neighborhood. With Volunteer Match, finding shelters in need is super easy and there are lots of ways to volunteer including socializing dogs and cats (think: playtime!), writing for the monthly newsletter, or making some phone calls, among others.

3) Host a pet food and supplies drive:
Shelters are always in need of daily necessities, like pet food, pet medicines, and kennel accessories. Get connected with your child’s school or call up a couple friends, and start collecting.

4) Donate!
Choose your local shelter or a great national organization like The Humane Society of the United States, The ASPCA, WWF, The Jane Goodall Institute, and many more.

5) Learn how to recognize and report animal cruelty:
Download this free app, which is a handy way to “report abuse and neglect of animals in your community right from your phone.” Visit the ASPCA’s Fight Cruelty webpage in order to learn how to recognize signs that animal cruelty is taking place, and how to report it in your area.

6) Pledge to support an Animal Abuser Registry in your state:
Hold people accountable to their transgressions, and keep your community safe from those that abuse animals by supporting these kinds of registries.

7) Set up Google Alerts for animal-related news:
Stay on top of what’s going on in the national conversation around animal rights using Google Alerts.

8) Show your pet some love!
Buy your favorite furry, feathered, or fanged friend an extra special treat, take them on an extra long walk, or shower them with new accessories.

9) Spread the word about how important spaying and neutering is:
It helps with reducing the population of homeless and neglected pets. Most shelters suffer from overcrowding, and have to either turn animals away or implement kill policies to make space. Simple spay/neuter procedures help keep animal populations contained, thereby reducing this problem.

10) Kickstart a fundraiser for your local shelter:
Have fun with it—host a dinner event, organize a bake sale, knock on doors in your neighborhood. There are lots of ways to make raising money enjoyable!

"We’re proud to surpass over $1 million donated to animal causes when users shop online,” said Scott Garell, CEO of Goodshop. “And, with over 500,000 coupons at top retailers, Goodshop users can save money while supporting their favorite cause too. You shop and save, we give."

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