Why Shop For Rescues?
Why Shop For Rescues?
Last year there were almost 7.5 million cats and dogs in shelters and almost 2.6 million of them were euthanized… and that cute pony that the kids were riding at summer camp?? Well, it was loaded onto a kill trailer because the owner was too selfish, self-centered and self-serving to take care of it after using it as a means to make money.
Dogs, cats and horses don’t think about money… in fact, no animal thinks about money.
SFR was created as a paradigm shift because we didn’t like the things we were seeing; rather than just stand by and watch or attempt to write proposals for grants that never seem to be enough, or act in reliance upon others who move slower than paint dries, we began a trudge with the belief that we could make a difference ... honoring that all of us one day will answer to the one thing that lay beyond our synthetic knowledge…
From the very beginning, the plan at Shop For Rescues has been to use the business to try and save animals found or surrendered, suffering in abusive homes, overcrowded municipal shelters or in kill environments. SFR does this by donating a large portion of the revenues derived through the sale of pet products and supplies with the general buying public.
As important as the belief in compassionate commerce is our attempt to provide absolute support in offering a cruelty free shopping experience... for the life of me, I do not understand how mankind can rationalize, intellectualize or justify the slaughter of sentient creatures to support the commerce of other animals. The consequences are far greater than anyone can imagine.
..so with each purchase, and we mean every purchase that occurs, every time here on the site, the customer will determine and direct SFR to donate 20% of the gross sale price to support the activities related to the safety and well-being of animals in need from a list of recognized rescues, non-kill shelters, veterinarians and other related organizations.
We, SFR, make the donation from the revenue from the product sale to the customer; the customer simply just provides SFR the direction on which rescue they'd like us to support.
... and as to how we operate.... we won’t sell your data to an analytics company and use the monies we receive to pretend we're doing something good and we won’t pop-up you to death with “if you buy now” and “get a discount now if you”…. we simply wish to use the sale of cruelty free pet products as a means to make the life of a dog, cat or horse better - save them when need be.
For transparency needed to support the mission and encourage community, Shop For Rescues will post and publish the donation totals, the individual names of the 501(c)(3)'s receiving the donation(s).
The information/reports will be posted every 30 days. We encourage pet owners to shop and purchase their pet needs with us and support our vision of compassionate commerce; change begins with our actions.