Naperville Area Humane Society’s seventh annual Virtual Adopt-A-Thon officially has begun. This unique fundraiser highlights adoptable humans who are volunteering to be adopted to benefit the homeless pets at NAHS.
According to Angie Wood, executive director for the Naperville Area Humane Society, the Web-based fundraiser thrives on supporters interested in becoming adoptable humans.
“Our goal this year is 50 participants,” Wood said. “The Virtual Adopt-A-Thon is a fun and easy way to help raise much-needed funds for the animals in our care, and you don’t even need to leave your home. To become an adoptable human, just visit our website – www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org – submit your information, and spread the word to your family and friends that you’re up for adoption. It really is that simple,” continues Wood.
One of the adoptable participants in past years has been Ray McGury, pictured here at right with two of his very own adorable pups. In other years, as the month of April has progressed, many recognizable citizens put themselves up for adoption.
“To support your favorite adoptable human, just log on to our website, pick your favorite, and make a donation in his or her name,” said Monica Bucek, NAHS’ development director.
Fun donation suggestions include a comfy bed for $75, basic training for $100, spaying or neutering for $150 and an adoption for $250. All donations made through our Virtual Adopt-A-Thon support the programs and services of the Naperville Area Humane Society, Bucek added.
NAHS’ goal for the 2012 Virtual Adopt-A-Thon is to raise $15,000. Folks can sign up directly at www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org/how-you-can-help/virtual-adopt-a-thon/adoptee-registration.
Naperville Area Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 to develop and implement animal welfare programs and services within Naperville and surrounding communities. NAHS’ goal is to protect animals and prevent animal suffering.
For more information, call (630) 420-8989 or visit www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org.