Cryptocurrency has changed countless lives around the globe and here in Chicago, it’s about to start saving lives. This week, PAWS Chicago began accepting cryptocurrency donations, or ‘dogenations’ as they like to call them. Through their website, you can now donate Bitcoin, Ethereum, Doge to provide medical care to homeless pets and pets from families in need.
Founded in 1997, PAWS Chicago has grown into the largest No Kill animal shelter in the Midwest. And over the last 24 years, they’ve helped lower pet euthanasia rates by more than 91% in the city. In their tenure here, PAWS has facilitated nearly 70,000 adoptions. They’ve also performed almost 300,000 free or reduced-cost surgeries to spay/neuter pets.
The shelter pledges to use all crypto donations to provide medical services to cats and dogs throughout the Chicagoland area and in 13 states with notoriously high euthanasia rates. So if you’ve made some coin by investing in crypto, consider putting your gains to good use by donating to their cause. Doing so could quite literally save a life, or several.
The dogenation campaign comes from a pro-bono partnership with creative agency Leo Burnett. With the hopes of going viral, PAWS and Burnett decided to tap into the #LaserRayUntil100k meme that gained popularity during the crypto bull run in the beginning of the year.
These memes feature people (and now pets) with lasers shooting from their eyes to show support for a $100,000 valuation of Bitcoin. Your guess is as good as ours when it comes to explaining how laser eyes can more than double the demand for BTC, which will be necessary for the coin to hit the six-figure target.
That said, the laser-eyed pets are finding their way to hundreds of digital billboards across the Chicago area, where they’ll surely pique the interest of onlookers and passersby. Each of the ads will also include a QR code to bring you to PAWS crypto donation page. Thus, the campaign will support the pets of Chicago and the global crypto community simultaneously.
To make a donation, visit the PAWS Chicago website. If you need coins to do so, you can buy Bitcoin with a credit card here on our site or use cash at one of our many Bitcoin ATM locations.