Start an Animal Fundraiser on GoFundMe

Animal-lovers are coming to GoFundMe to fundraise for vet bills, animal shelters, and nonprofits.

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Our tools help create your fundraiser

Click the ‘Start a GoFundMe’ button to get started. You’ll be guided by prompts to add fundraiser details and set your goal, which can be changed anytime.

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Share your fundraiser link to reach donors

Once live, share your fundraiser link with friends and family to start gaining momentum. You’ll also find helpful resources for running your fundraiser in your GoFundMe dashboard.

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Securely receive the funds you raise

Add your bank information to securely start receiving funds or invite your intended recipient to add theirs. You don’t need to reach your fundraising goal to receive your money.

Examples of animal fundraisers on GoFundMe

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Questions about animal fundraising on GoFundMe

How do I raise money for an animal nonprofit?

When setting up your GoFundMe, select “charity” when prompted to select who you are fundraising for. Then you will be able to search for your intended charity. By following these, funds you raise will be sent directly to the charity via our payment processor partner, PayPal Giving Fund. 

Can I start a fundraiser on GoFundMe for my pet?

Yes, you can start a fundraiser on GoFundMe for your pet. Whether it’s for emergency surgeries, ongoing treatments, or any other health-related expenses, starting a GoFundMe can be an excellent way to gather support for your furry friend’s needs.

Can I add photos and videos of my pet to my fundraiser?

Yes, adding photos and videos of your pet to your fundraiser is not only allowed but encouraged. A photo of your adorable pet can attract potential donors to your fundraiser, making your story more relatable and compelling. These visuals allow potential donors to connect emotionally with your pet’s situation, increasing the likelihood of contributions to animal fundraisers.

How long will it take to receive the money?

The process of setting up and verifying transfers can take 3-7 business days or longer to complete. Then, once your first transfer is sent, it will take on average 2-5 business days for the funds to safely be deposited into the bank account on file.

What details should I include in my vet bill fundraiser?

Start with your pet’s story, including their name and some things you love about them. Detail the medical challenge they’re facing, describing their condition and how it emerged. Elaborate on the required treatments, such as specific medical interventions, surgeries, or medications, and discuss the anticipated path to recovery. A transparent cost breakdown is essential; list out all expected expenses like vet consultations, surgical procedures, medication, and aftercare.

How much of the money will I keep?

One small transaction fee (2.9% + $0.30) is automatically deducted per donation—that’s it. Everything else goes directly to your cause. For more information and to estimate what you will receive, check out the GoFundMe pricing calculator.

Why start an animal fundraiser on GoFundMe?

Animal fundraisng on GoFundMe offers an impactful way to make a real difference in the lives of animals. Whether you’re looking to cover medical expenses for a beloved pet, support animal shelters and rescue organizations, fund conservation efforts for endangered species, or gather resources for assistance animals, GoFundMe provides a platform that is easy to use, secure, and effective. By leveraging the power of community and storytelling, choosing crowdfunding can raise awareness, gather support, and secure the funds necessary to ensure animals receive the care, protection, and opportunities they deserve. It’s not just about financial support; it’s about leaning on a community of animal lovers united by compassion and the shared goal of helping animals thrive. GoFundMe empowers you to be the change you wish to see, transforming goodwill into tangible help for animals in need.