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July 4, 2010

Pay it Forward with a vote for these animal charities.

Written by Manuela

Chase Community Giving is asking you to help decide which 200 local charities will share $5 million in donations from Chase. All you have to do is vote for your favorites charities by July 12th. You can vote for up to 20 charities. On July 13th, they will announce the 200 winning charities! One charity will receive $250K; 4 runners-up will receive $100K; 195 others will receive $20K. Can you imagine the difference it can make for a charity? And all you have to do is cast your vote! You must have a Facebook account in order to vote by clicking here.
You can search for the charities you wish to vote, or even check the leader board and check the top 200 charities to help you decide. We have some suggestions for you:

1-Dogs Deserve Better, Inc
DOGS DESERVE BETTER is a nonprofit organization dedicated to freeing the chained dog, and bringing our 'best friend' into the home and family.

Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary was started to answer the need for a safe place for blind cats that were deemed unadoptable by regular shelters and were going to be killed just because they are blind.

3-Animal Services and Assistance Programs, Inc
Animal Services and Assistance Programs, Inc. provides food, supplies, programs and services to shelters and rescues across the US.

Kitten Rescue is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization dedicated to saving homeless and abandoned cats and kittens.

Precious Paws Rescue is a NO-KILL foster and adoption organization, they provide a safe location for unwanted pets until they can be fully vetted, altered and placed into permanent, loving homes!

6-Belleglen Sanctuary
Belleglen Sanctuary's mission is to provide sanctuary, always and forever, for rescued and special needs cats. The sanctuary seeks to find safe and loving indoor homes or homes with safe outdoor enclosed environments for special needs cats.

Leftover Pets is a non-profit organization formed to provide low cost spay/neuter services and adoptions/transports in order to reduce the euthanasia rate of our companion animals.

8-Save a Gato
Their mission is to humanly control the population of stray cats in the old city of San Juan P.R. They spay and neuter, vaccinate and feed. They also have a great adoption program for the kittens we find in the streets and a place to care for the sick and injured cats. They hope one day that all the cats will be sterilized so we can then help the other cities to do the same.

9-Hope Animal Rescue
Their mission is one of compassion for the homeless, rehabilitation for the physically and mentally abused. Their goals are to promote spay/neuter, stop the use of gas chambers to kill our homeless pets, and to educate people on how to treat all animals with respect and dignity.

10-Island Dog Incorporated
Island Dog provides and promotes animal welfare in the United States Caribbean Islands, including Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John, Vieques, and Culebra. They provide rescue, rehabilitation, low cost spay/neuter clinics, vaccinations, food and medical treatment to many of the 200,000+ homeless dogs living on the streets and beaches of Puerto Rico. Island Dog also provides humane education to children throughout the islands, teaching respect for all of humanity.