The Chicago animal rescue organization called PAWS Chicago recently announced that it is now accepting cryptocurrency donations. The Midwestern US city animal shelter plans to stop shelters from using euthanasia for the cats and dogs in their care, and any donations will further help along the way toward achieving this goal.
The shelter announced the decision to start accepting cryptocurrencies on Tuesday, August 24. According to the release, PAWS Chicago will now begin accepting Bitcoin (BTC / USD), Ethereum (ETH / USD), Dogecoin (DOGE / USD), as well as other currencies and tokens that will support its operation.
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The goal here is to target a tech-savvy demographic among your potential donors, who might be interested in putting their coins to good use. At the same time, the shelter is granting the aforementioned cryptocurrencies and additional use cases.
For its part, the shelter will promote crypto donations through digital billboards that will feature a dog that shoots lasers through the eyes.
Crypto Community May Help Save Chicago Animal Lives
PAWS Chicago is strongly dedicated to reducing the number of shelter animals euthanized in the US, and during its 25 years of existence, it has performed more than 300,000 spay and neuter surgeries on dogs and cats. By his calculations, his efforts have helped reduce the number of homeless animals killed by as much as 91%, at least as far as the Chicago area is concerned.
However, PAWS Chicago still believes there is room for improvement, and their next step in doing so is connecting with the growing crypto community in the US the organization’s CEO; Susanna Homan stated that members of the crypto industry can help sustain the future of animal welfare in the area. Additionally, they can help save the lives of abandoned pets and street-raised animals.
Interestingly, by accepting Dogecoin, the shelter will allow the meme-based cryptocurrency, which uses a Shiba Inu as a pet, to help save real dogs, as well as cats. The coin had great exposure and popularity in 2021, thanks to the efforts of its own community, but also billionaire businessman and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk.
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