Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County announced recently launching a fundraiser campaign. People were excited because the organization promised to make a badly done drawing of your pet in return of 15 dollars.
Well, one person’s wife donated 45 dollars to the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County for three drawings of their pets. They shared the bad but wholesome results on Imgur.
Imgur user 307Jackalopes posted the photos of their pets and drawings online and explained that it was their wife who donated the money to the Humane Society.
“She is a vet student at Washington State University. I would guess her love for animals coupled with her unique sense of humor resulted in the wonderful renditions of our pets.”
“I didn’t know she donated until she told me over the phone (we are geographically separated at the moment). So when she sent me the pictures, we were both laughing hysterically! I just had to share them with the internet so everyone else could see and maybe they would be inspired to donate as well,” the Imgur user said.
“So far, 2 out of 3 of our pets have come from the Humane Society so I feel as though it deserves people’s attention and support.
I think the Humane Society’s idea to give portraits for donations is pretty awesome and unique.People seem to appreciate the humor in their efforts and it is heartwarming that so many contributed to the cause. I think the Humane Society is a worthy cause and I will gladly donate to them again!”
Victoria, the Communications Manager for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County, told that the reaction to fundraiser has been very positive.
“We were so overwhelmed and overjoyed by our supporters’ and community’s reaction to this Poorly Drawn Pets post.We rely on the public’s support to care for nearly 10,000 pets each year in our community, and to be able to raise funds to continue doing so while providing so much joy to those who submitted photos as well as to our volunteers and staff was so rewarding.
“We even had a few folks who didn’t submit photos comment to say that seeing the photos and corresponding drawings made their day! We felt the same. It was two days of fun!” Victoria shared her and her team’s joy at the public’s response.
“We ended up sending out 239 portraits! And our volunteers had a blast making them. Our shelter is so grateful to the volunteers for sharing their time and their talents with us!”
Victoria said that the shelter plans to do another similar fundraiser in the future, “We had no idea what to expect, but we were so excited and inspired by the work done by Wisconsin Humane and BARCS Animal Shelter that we were hopeful it would go well but it exceeded our wildest expectations!”
Victoria also said that most Humane Societies aren’t related to each other and work independently, despite the similar names.
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