Each year the Wisconsin Humane Society attends to 40,000 animals and relies on donations to make all of that work possible. The organization launched a new fundraiser campaign on the 25th of February, to make sure it reaches its goals.
“It’s time to put the ‘fun’ back in fundraising… if you donate $15 to the animals at WHS, we’ll draw your pet,” its Facebook post said. “We have a pool of staff and volunteers standing by, eager to turn your animal into a timeless work of art (or at least make you laugh). You might get one of our extremely talented artists, but we’ll be honest… you’ll probably get someone who can’t draw their way out of a paper bag.”
Eventually, the flood of requests got so big thus it stopped accepting new submissions just one day in, which is a good thing. “You all are truly incredible and surpassed our wildest expectations,” the Wisconsin Humane Society shared. “Our artists are working tirelessly to get the masterpieces back to you as soon as possible, though it may take a few days at this point. Thank you all so much for your outpouring of support for the animals!”
“The volunteers who wielded crayons and colored pencils have been working tirelessly to get them finished. We had to close the campaign about 36 hours after we launched it, as we were so flooded with pet pics.”
Totally, the Wisconsin Humane Society collected about $12,000 donation, which is truly amazing. Additionally, the campaign reached thousands of animal lovers and engaged people with WHS in a unique and fun way.
More info: wihumane.org