Announcing my FURPOWER $1 Donation Challenge!

March 10, 2009

When the economy is uncertain, people stop donating as much to shelters and rescues. And on top of that, many shelters are taking in more animals because their owners can’t afford to keep them or owners lose their homes and they don’t know what to do with their pets so they bring them to a shelter. It’s an increasingly difficult situation!

Lots of people (and pets) have told me they want to help with my efforts but things are tight. That gave me an idea: My FURPOWER $1 Donation Challenge.

What if all of my blog readers and all of my Twitter followers contributed just ONE DOLLAR to the animal welfare organizations of the month, The Humane Society and Animals in Distress? Imagine what we can do if we each contribute a tiny bit without breaking any of our mousy banks!

I mean, a whole big bag of cat treats is really just a bunch of individual cat treats that got together, right?

AND to make the challenge even more fun, if you make a dollar donation you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a free FURminator deshedding tool from one of my sponsors, FURminator, Inc. deShedding Products.

For your dollar donation, you’ll get one entry. But if you want to donate more than a dollar, for each $5 increment you donate you’ll get another entry into the drawing. So, if you send $5 you’ll get two entries, $10 you’ll get three entries, etc.

If you’ve already pledged a donation, you’ll receive entries in the same manner. Just be sure to send your donation by the end of March!

So, click on the “donate” button in the upper right corner of this page to make donating as easy as it is to make Pugsley take a nap.


Whip out an envelope and slip a buck into it along with your email address and/or Twitter handle (so we can enter you in the drawing and then contact you if you win) stamp it and send to:

Romeo the Cat
P.O. Box 57
Huntersville, NC 28070-0057

(If you want to receive a receipt from the organization, please make a check out to either HSUS or Animals in Distress.)

I’ll batch all of the mailed donations, split them up and send to these two organizations at the end of the month.

Just imagine how far our FURPOWER can go! I’m so excited to see what we can do together!

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]


[email protected] (Michelle) March 16, 2009 at

I also have just posted about the great thing you’re doing! You are such a sweet cat :) I gave you a donation as well! Check out my blog:

[email protected] (RobinAFOlson) March 15, 2009 at

I just posted something on my BLOG about your fundraiser. Stop by and visit! (and I gave you a donation, too, of course!)

[email protected] (Sweet Praline) March 11, 2009 at

I love what you are doing Romeo. Mom said we would send a donation via snail mail from the donations I have received from the CB for my vet bills. Everyone has been so great to me that I want to give back something.

[email protected] (The Creek Cats) March 11, 2009 at

We love what you are doing, Romeo. We would be happy to help you raise some money! Happy to help a fellow North Carolinian!

[email protected] (SILVINA JARDÍN) March 10, 2009 at

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