Charity Suggestions - 2013 Edition
The Anthrocon Board will soon be deciding on the Charity to support for 2013. If you know of a charitable organization that you would like to recommend be added to the current candidate list, please suggest it here or as a followup to this post in Anthrocon's other forums by December 31st.
Criteria for candidacy:
- Must be animal-related
- Must be 501(c)3
- Must be based within approximately 60 miles of the Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan area
- Must be incorporated in Pennsylvania (can't be in Ohio or West Virginia)
- Must not be a charity we have already supported.
Thats a tough one.
This one keeps coming up, so it keeps going into our top choices. Maybe this is its year! Thanks for suggesting!
Unfortunately, the Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue has turned out to not be 501(c)3. Their parent non-profit, the Three Rivers Ferret Council, has had their designation revoked due to failure to file with the IRS for three consecutive years.
Thanks for the suggestion, but the ASPCA's organization is based in New York City, which is outside the feasible range for involvement with the convention.
They do associate with multiple organizations in the Pittsburgh vicinity, many of whom are already on our candidate list.
Added to the list, thanks!
I second this!
does this mean if this one gets chosen that instead of a dog or cat they'll bring a horse into the Dealers Den? XD
How about Wildbird Recovery - http://wildbird.pearheadstudios.com/
The Animal Rescue Leage - http://www.animalrescue.org/wildlife_center
- http://www.animalrescue.org/node (dunno if you've done these guys already)
ARL was our 2009 Charity!
I kinda figured, but had forgotten. Sorry!
Wild Bird Recovery is in our candidate list and I've bumped it up based on your suggestion, thanks!
Woo, thanks! I <3 birds (especially raptors)! You'll see in Feb. *big cheesy gryn*
I'll second the "Wildbird Recovery" as a nominee. No bias here
Animal Friends was our selected charity in 2007.
I've bumped Foster-Cat up in the pool, thanks for the suggestion!
I've bumped the WPA Humane Society up in our pool, thanks!
I've bumped Animal Advocates up in our pool, thanks!
I think we should go with Hide-E-Hole Ferret Rescue http://hide-e-hole.com/
Also, may I make a suggestion? Perhaps we could start a poll of some sort to vote which one we all want the most. Well, after you've found out what all is available that is. If not this year, perhaps next year that could be something we could do.
Thanks for your suggestion! Considering the amount of work that needs to be done to coordinate and interact with the charity, while we're happy to take suggestions and use them as our final candidate pool, we prefer to leave the final choice to the board so as to make a thoroughly researched decision that we know we can spend the next six months orchestrating with. Popular does not necessarily mean feasible from this end of things, but we do take level of interest into account.
I searched around and I couldn't find a German Shepherd rescue to put up. Darn it. My dogs are going to be so disappointed in me.
All the rescues I know are Maryland and Virginia based.
I'll gently note that as Hello Bully (a pitbull rescue organization) was our 2012 charity, we are likely to lean away from having dog-related charities two years in a row. We like to ensure variety, so that all sorts of animals- traditional housepets, unusual housepets, wild animals- are being helped.
then I use google maps to look around
We do have a long list of candidates already, so rather than tossing out every one you can find, pick one that you would like to see supported. If we have it already, I'll bump it up to the top of the pool. If it's new to us, I'll add it to the pool and bump it up, too.
I just got word that the son of the owner of the http://hide-e-hole.com charity got into a serious accident, and was paralysed. She is now "spread very thin" having to deal with her son, and taking care of the ferrets in her care. I know that furries are generous and are good with animals, so I hope some of you can spread this around, and help her out, either with donations, or better yet, if you're nearby, by volunteering to help her out with the ferrets while she is in the hospital with her son.
Judge's Park is not yet 501(c)3. Foster Cat, however, is on our candidate list, thanks!
aww thats to bad. o well Foster Cat is a very good one to :3
Even though this group is outside of your 60 mile zone (340 miles from Pittsburgh PA) and is not incorporated in Pennsylvania, if you ever decide to expand in the future to include other animal related charities beyond 60 miles and outside of PA, I would like to pass along this one for your consideration..
Standardbred Retirement Foundation
Office address: 353 Sweetmans Lane, Suite 101 - Millstone Twp. NJ 08535
Adoption Center Address: Walnridge Equine Clinic - 42 Arynestown-Hornerstown Road - Cream Ridge NJ 08514
They are a great group to support and just last year I adopted one of their Standardbreds who now live with our other horses in the pastures here at home. This group is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit Foundation...Thank You!
They help create a permanent home for abused or neglected animals. I have known a few people who volunteered there and they have really been struggling to make ends meet. I would highly recommend them even though they are outside the mileage range.
I would like to throw East Coast Exotic Animal Rescue into the fray http://www.eastcoastrescue.org
Here is their FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/East-Coast-Exotic-Animal-Rescue/113739671972605
not sure their 501 status but did send email to ask. They rock cuz they have a Siberian Tiger... I am not bias rawr anything though heh
Regardless if hey are eligible or not I am planning a day trip there during AC so will post that up later in the correct forum
Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately, they are more than 60 miles from Pittsburgh, the opposite of which is a criteria for candidacy.
We have a lot of suggestions, and we thank everyone for their input. Now for the decision-making...