The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is now known across the US as “Giving Tuesday”- created as a movement for day of giving to communities and charities, at the start of the Christmas season.
For the occasion this year, Mississippi Spay and Neuter encourages people to give the gift of life to dogs and cats, through contributions for spay and neuter surgeries to reduce the number of euthanasia deaths of “unwanted” animals.
The agency says they hope to provide the surgery to 128 animals.
“It takes an average of just $27.24 to help a family afford one of these surgeries,” an MSN press release said.
“So far, our friends have contributed $215 toward our goal of $3,500.”
According to the group, unwanted litters of puppies and kittens lead to homeless, starving, and sick cats and dogs, as well as to the leading cause of euthanasia in shelters, which is that of “unwanted litters.”
“You can save cats and dogs from suffering from no food or shelter and from taking their last breaths alone in a cold, sterile shelter,” MSN said.
There are three things you can do, the press release said:
1. Make a donation on Giving Tuesday. We’ll be sending out an email on Nov. 27, Giving Tuesday, with a link where you can donate. If you give through Facebook, you can challenge your friends to match your gift!
2. Go to our campaign page and share with family and friends. It takes just a click to spread the word!
3. If you have a Facebook account, you can share your story and start your own Facebook Fundraiser on Giving Tuesday for Mississippi Spay and Neuter.