PAWS Chicago, a midwestern animal rescue organization aiming to get shelters to end euthanasia for their resident cats and dogs, is now accepting crypto donations.
In an announcement made Tuesday, PAWS Chicago said it would accept Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Dogecoin (DOGE), and other tokens to aid its operations in front of its new hospital for homeless cats and dogs. The organization hopes to target “a tech-savvy population of potential donors” and promote crypto donations with digital billboards that have a dog shooting lasers out of its eyes.
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According to the organization, crypto donations can be used to help meet its goals of reducing the number of shelter animals euthanized in the United States through neutering and neutering cats and dogs. PAWS Chicago said it has performed 300,000 such surgeries in the 25 years of its existence and helped reduce the number of homeless animals killed in the Chicago area by 91%. The new medical center is set to step up its efforts to save animals.
“We are committed to connecting with the growing cryptocurrency community who can help sustain the future of animal welfare in Chicago and save the lives of animals,” said Susanna Homan, CEO of PAWS Chicago.
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The iconic dog behind the Dogecoin project was a Japanese Shiba Inu in a popular 2013 meme. Since that time, DOGE has grown in popularity, mainly driven by personalities like Tesla CEO Elon Musk, and in size, as the price rose from less than 1 penny to an all-time high of $ 0.68. At the time of publication, the price of the token is $ 0.29 after falling 8% in the past 24 hours.