Raising Money for Homeless Pets

31214028We’re all looking for ways to help shelters and rescues these days even though our personal funds might be limited…and we just read about a new one that can help you raise money for homeless pets and do some spring cleaning at the same time!

Over on the Facebook fan page for a great blog named MomAdvice.com, we learned about a program today from Walmart to sell your used electronic goods in exchange for a Walmart prepaid Visa card. You could then donate the card to your favorite shelter or rescue (or use it to buy food and supplies to give to the shelter.)

The card can be used at all Walmart stores or on Walmart.com–and you know your local shelter or rescue will be able to put that card to good use!

How it works

You search the Walmart Electronics Trade-In site to see if they’re buying the type of merchandise you’d like to sell. They have very specific listings.

When you see if they’re purchasing your item, you’ll answer a few questions online and they’ll make you an offer within a few minutes. If you accept the offer, you ship the item to the program for free. In about a week, you’ll receive the Walmart prepaid Visa card. (If you shipped computer equipment or cell phones, they’ll remove all personal information.)

What They’re Buying

While you’re doing your spring cleaning, keep an eye out for these types of electronics:

  • cell phones and PDAs (we know that any time we change plans, we wind up with extra phones…this is a great way to recycle those!)
  • digital camera equipment, lenses, camcorders
  • GPS devices
  • calculators
  • laptops
  • desktop computers
  • LCD monitors
  • MP3 players
  • Movies (right now, they’ve got over 16,000 titles they’re buying!)
  • Video games
  • Gaming consoles
  • and more!

It’s a great way to clean house, recycle, and raise some money for homeless pets all at the same time!

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About Paris Permenter

Paris Permenter is the founder and co-publisher of LT Media Group LLC. Along with her husband, John Bigley, she edits DogTipper.com, CatTipper.com, and has authored over 30 books on pets and travel.

  • Hi. I saw your post about helping homeless pets and wanted to let you know of another a campaign to help feed families and their pets. Nutrena pet food has been running a YouTube campaign to donate pet food. If their video about the MN Pet Project (who provides food to homeless pets) gets 50,000 views by April 30th, Cargill has agreed to donate $25,000 to national food banks. This is in addition to 2 truckloads of Loyall® pet food that Nutrena has already committed to donate.

    Can you please share the video with your readers? See the video at: http://www.youtube.com/nutrena or http://bit.ly/cZGwly

    I will say that I do work for Cargill, but I’m first the proud mom of a “foreclosure dog” named Sam. He spent the first 10 years with his first family, and is such a perfect dog I can’t imagine the agony his first family felt when they surrendered him to the shelter. I can’t help but think the MN Pet Project could have given them some hope.

    • Lise, Thanks so much for posting a link to this important project! We hope many people will go check out the video and help the food banks!!

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