Welcome to the very first post on this new brainchild project which was formed out of my love for pets, and my compassion for those who also love their pets but cannot afford the expense of spaying and neutering their animals.
The purpose of this website and project is to provide a viable platform for the project to operate off of, and then to seek the appropriate organizations to sponsor it and collect and distribute funds to participating veterinarians in conjunction with coupons, or vouchers, that allow a specified number of pets to be brought in for “repair” by specific pre-arrangement with the chosen veterinarian.
We need good, honest and dedicated organizations to host the payment account and assist in managing the KickStarter project, which I believe should generate plenty of capital, given how many others share our passion for the care and wellbeing of pets.
We love y ou, and we love your pets, too! We understand the hardships placed upon people who may be in low income situations and have difficulties keeping their pets spayed and neutered. We want to help! Even if you have large populations of pets, we understand how overwhelming this can be and we want to provide the opportunity to find a solution that gives you dignity and respect and helps to bring peace and prosperity to your lives.
If you work with pets and want to help, let us know! Especially those who work with capture, fix, release programs for wild animals; we believe that the community of KickStarter activists may also be able to help with your programs, so please, register with us, and let us know how we can help each other!
As I’m looking around on IndieGoGo, I’m finding all kinds of great projects that deserve attention and funding, and so if you read these, and feel like you need to give, please do! Check out “Elder Paws”, for instance… This is a great idea!
Indigogo seems to have more traffic than Go Pet Starter, and even has some similar projects posted.. Check them out here:
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So I was doing some research for the existing page that I created, first for “Kick Starter“, but then I realized that there are multiple different sites each with different specialties, and in particular, there’s already a crowd sourcing website called Go Pet Starter that I wanted to tell you about, but the first thing you have to remember is that ultimately, these services are not entirely free… In other words, while it may not cost you anything to set it all up and get your project running, when the fun raiser is done, and funds are disbursed from the crowd sourcing website, there is a fee paid to the site, plus a 2 – 3 % transaction fee assessed, to cover the credit card processing of the incoming payments. On some sites I looked at, there was also a $.30 per transaction fee… this may not sound like a lot, but as you can see from the video on our crowd sourcing page, the idea is to get lots of little transactions from many different people, thus making it easier for everyone to contribute and be effective, but that also means that the ratio of expense per transaction to transaction amount can be steep.
Initially, Get Pet Starter really seems good, and it’s nice because it’s petcentric, right from the start, but when you browse for projects, you can see that there’s only two, as of the time of this writing, so apparently it’s not getting heavily trafficked. And that’s the key, if you’re going to get lots of small donations, then you’ll need lots and lots of eyes looking at your work in order to get those.
We all know how much joy and enlightenment our lives experience as a result of having pets in our lives, but there are lots of responsibilities as well. One of the best first things we can do for our pets is to spay or neuter them while they are as young as possible, as this greatly improves their health and their lives by encouraging them to stay at home with you.
According to the Humane Society, “About 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 11 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them.”
Free Pet Repair seeks to help to ensure that anybody who needs a cat or dog spayed or neutered can get that done at little or no cost. It also seeks to engage those who, from the goodness of their hearts want to help to provide assistance in helping others to get their pets fixed.
There are many more aspects of pet care that Free Pet Repair would love to participate in, such as programs to provide regular preventative medicinal treatments for pets such as heart-worm and flea medications.