Help SSP (Saving Shelter Pets) Win a Grant for the Animals


Dear Friends & Family –

Earlier this year, Saving Shelter Pets participated in a contest sponsored by Kevin Bacon’s charitable initiative, A $10,000 matching grant was awarded to the top six charity badges. To win the contest, a charity had to generate the highest NUMBER of donations, collected through its charity badge. It was not the highest dollar amount of donations that wins, but the highest number of donors. In other words, it was a contest to see how many people could be inspired to get involved, and help to make a difference.

In this contest, Saving Shelter Pets received 861 donations. We finished in the TOP 10, very close to the top 6. While SSP did not win the grant money, it was an amazing finish considering we are a small grass roots organization made of a handful of volunteers, and many of the other charities were national names. It is something we are quite proud of. The donations from the contest alone gave SSP enough money to sponsor 60 dogs for rescue & transport, plus supplement the funding in our Puppy Promises program, Spay/Neuter program, and the Bernie’s Buddies heartworm fund as well!

WELL – SixDegrees.Org is starting another contest– and SSP needs your help once again!
We’re asking all of our friends and family to help us and the animals by donating just $10 to SSP, through the SixDegrees charity badge (link below). We were SO CLOSE last time, and we’re committed to winning the grant money this time around!

ALSO – We would very much appreciate if, in the spirit of “networking for good”, you would forward this e-mail on to the animal-loving family and friends on YOUR contact list. If you can, please attach a personal note to help your contacts understand how important this contest is to us.

A $10,000 grant for our organization can potentially save over 60 cats & dogs –– or spay & neuter over 200 animals –– or sponsor 25+ litters in our Puppy Promises program –– the possibilities are endless!

To make your donation today, please click on the orange “Donate” button on our Charity Badge:
You can pay via credit/debit, check draft, or PayPal through the badge. Saving Shelter Pets, Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization as determined by the IRS and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. You may also indicate where you would like us to use your donation (current urgent dog, Puppy Promises, etc.)

I would like to thank everyone for your generous support for the animals! Please forward this message to all your friends & family!

For more information on Saving Shelter Pets and our programs, please visit us at
You can now post the charity badge on your MySpace page! Please help us help the animals by copying the code below, to put our badge on your page! Simply click the “Share” tab on the badge to find the code for your MySpace page!

We would like to thank everyone for your generous support for the animals! Please forward this message to all your friends & family! For more information on Saving Shelter Pets and our programs, please visit us at

About Saving Shelter Pets:
Saving Shelter Pets (SSP) strives to eliminate euthanasia as a method of population control for homeless companion animals, by providing no-kill alternative solutions and proactively addressing the problem of pet overpopulation.

SSP is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with supporters nationwide, bound together by our online forum and website: Please see our FAQs for more information.

NOTE: The dogs pictured in our MySpace messages are NOT available for adoption. We do not have the resources to properly screen adoptive homes. We send our dogs to pre-approved no-kill rescues in the Northeast, and these rescues will then adopt the dogs into wonderful forever homes.


About Author

Devoted pet owner and now, devoted pet editor, Judi worked in traditional offices, keeping the books and the day-to-day operations organized. Taking her dog to work every day for over a decade never seemed odd. Neither did having an office cat. She knows what it's like to train a new puppy and she's experienced the heartache of losing beloved companions. Retired, she currently lives with her spoiled dog and four chickens (who are, interestingly enough, also spoiled).

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