Why should this person or animal be a PetPartners Animaltarian of the Year?
I am the director of We the Dogs Inc., which is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was formed to support animal rescue organizations through the use of social media connections with the community. Many of these organizations struggle to share their message using conventional methods, and do not have the resources or online presence to use social media to help expand their reach in the community. We discovered that we could have a far greater impact for these organizations by combining offline fundraising events with online outreach. By using social media and the extensive network we have built, we are able to leverage the use of these platforms to stay connected with our supporters, publicize events and ongoing efforts, and instill a sense of community among dog owners and animal lovers. By working together with our community, we are able to turn small donations into large ones that we donate to different organizations throughout the year.
If this person or animal was selected, what would they do with the $5,000?
If we received $5,000 from this contest, we could use the money to expand our Two Paws Up website nationwide, and could include features to allow rescue organizations to add adoption events, adoptable dogs, and other information in a consolidated place. The website is www.wethedogsdc.org/twopawsup