Click and Treat Shelter Pets to Some Chow

Ever find yourself sitting online waiting for something to load or for an e-mail confirmation to come through or for something to happen in the world? I do. And from now on, while I’m sitting here with seconds to spare, I’m going to click on these sites once a day to donate food to shelter pets. Both of these are free, no hassle, one-click-to-give websites which help shelter pets:

The Animal Rescue Site

From the Animal Rescue Site’s About page:

Each click on the purple “Click Here to Give – it’s FREE” button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at The Fund for Animals’ renowned animal sanctuaries (including Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas and The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Southern California), pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation, North Shore Animal League, and other worthy animal care facilities supported by the foundation.

100% of sponsor advertising fees goes to our charitable partners.

FreeKibble was started by a 12 year old girl who wanted to help feed pets at her local shelter. They post a daily goggie trivia question. You click your answer from a multiple choice list and kibble is donated (you don’t have to get it right, mercifully). From their About page:’s primary mission is to provide good, healthy food to dogs and cats to those shelters who are working so hard to see that none of them go hungry – they need our help. In addition to providing free kibble to the Humane Society of Central Oregon, we’ve added 13 new shelters to the program (from Oregon to Florida!) and plan to expand the program to many more! Thanks to everyone for supporting freekibble by playing the trivia game – every piece of kibble counts!

If you know of any other free, one-click-to-give sites for shelter pets, please post a comment.

4 thoughts on “Click and Treat Shelter Pets to Some Chow

  1. Thank you Celine. That site says it gives 100% of the money to the ASPCA. While ASPCA does do a lot of good for pets, they are currently blocking support of Oreo’s Law in NY. Whether or not one agrees with the ASPCA’s decision to kill Oreo, I disagree with their stance on this proposed law. And the tactics they’ve employed in opposing it appear to be dishonest which makes me question their motives even more. I’m not sure what will happen down the line but unless ASPCA can offer an honest, sensible line of reasoning to oppose Oreo’s Law, I am inclined to avoid encouraging donations to their org at this time.
    On the plus side, while I was at the link you provided, I clicked the breast cancer support cause. So thank you!

  2. I would never donate via the Animal Rescue Site because it raises money for the Humane Society of the United States. The Fund for Animals has been part of the HSUS since late 2004, but it never stopped fundraising as a separate group. I regularly receive mailings from FFA touting (and exaggerating) its wildlife rescues and sanctuary work. The enclosed donation forms state that my contribution will be used for animal rights litigation and sanctuaries; I’ve never given them a dime. With both HSUS and FFA aggressively soliciting dollars for the same horse and wildlife sanctuaries, and $162 million in assets for HSUS alone, there is no need and no justification whatsoever to beg for more, especially through a project intended to provide food for hungry shelter pets. By the way, Humanewatch recently mentioned that the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch hasn’t accepted new horses in 24 months and that it will soon be doing a piece/investigation of the Dutchess Horse Sanctuary in Oregon.
    In March, Humanewatch revealed that the Animal Rescue Site/Feed a Shelter Pet/was directly funding HSUS through a Hill’s Science Diet sponsored program. A few days later, Hill’s ended its involvement.

    The other site you mentioned, and its Bow Wow Trivia Game, created in 2008 by 12 year old Mimi Ausland, were victimized soon after by Wayne Pacelle and his crew, who actually created a scam version: Play Trivia to Feed Hungry Shelter Pets at Experience The legitimate site deals in actual food for actual pets in actual shelters; HSUS’s ripoff generates CASH for the HSUS “to feed hungry shelter dogs and stop puppy mills” and more CASH so the HSUS can “feed hungry shelter cats and kittens and save baby seals.”

    I’ve played trivia for Mimi’s cause and I’ve also complained about the HSUS’s greedy exploitation of her lovely program.

    1. Thanks for the info Sara. The Fund for Animals did partner with HSUS in 2005 and I’m glad you brought that to my attention. This is one of three “charitable partners” listed on the Animal Rescue Site (the other two being Petfinder and North Shore Animal League). I look forward to reading whatever Humane Watch has to say about the horse sanctuary since their investigative work on HSUS and PETA has been very reliable and useful.

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