AmazonSmile - Your Everyday Purchases Can Help Animals
by Danielle Cookish
Whether you’re ordering a refill on pet supplies or treating yourself to something you’ve been wanting, your everyday purchases from Amazon can change the lives of animals in need at no cost to you.
AmazonSmile launched in 2013 as a way for buyers to select their favorite charity organization and make an impact with no additional cost to them. AmazonSmile sends 0.5% of every purchase you make to the nonprofit organization of your choice.
Small percentage? It adds up fast.
Since its launch, AmazonSmile has donated over $200 Million to charitable organizations. Recently, Dakin reached a milestone of $20,000 donated from AmazonSmile purchases!
Your donation in action
Dakin’s programs and services that help keep pets and people together are made possible by your generosity. Your gifts directly fund community spay/neuter services, accessible veterinary care, pet food assistance to those in need, and help offset the cost of caring for animals who come to Dakin with complex needs.
On average, the cost to care for each animal that comes to Dakin is $705. Animals who enter our P.A.W.S. Program have extraordinary medical and behavioral needs and require more extensive treatment before being set on their path to adoption. As a supporter, your contributions directly and through AmazonSmile allow Dakin to say “yes” when animals need help most.
When shopping, make sure to start at Smile.amazon.com and designate Dakin as your charity. You can then turn on the Smile feature in your Amazon app for iOS or Android. Watch your contribution total climb as you make everyday purchases. This small step has a huge positive impact.