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#registertheirchip

$1,026 of $61,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 12 days
Raising funds to help increase awareness amongst pet owners to register their pets microchips. More details to come once this campaign becomes fully active! Will also be using funds to help people with chip registration costs if they need financial assistance. I just wanted to get this gofundme setup right now. At the very least, if I cannot get funds directly to people that need financial help registering their pets chips, then I will make a donation to an animal rescue organization (after careful review).

I need to get more details in here about my plan. There's just so much going on right now with the story going national and international that I cannot keep up with everything. I mostly am pushing to bring awareness to people about chip registrations and also updating their pets chip information. We all love our pets so much. 1 in 3 pets will go missing every year. A chip helps reunite them, but only if that chip is registered.

I’m making this first donation of $610. Why such a strange number? The AVMA states “only 6 out of 10 microchips are registered”. Furthermore, they state there are more than 10 million dogs & cats lost each year. If we do the math and assume all the lost pets had a chip, that’s upwards of 4,000,000 dogs and cats that will likely not get back to their family all because the owner didn’t know they had the register (or update) the chip. WOW!

Also, I am currently completing paperwork to register as a non-profit, which means these donations should be tax deductible (at some point). I need to get deeper into this, but the absolute intent behind this is to help pets and do it as a sanctioned 501c3 non-profit. I can’t guarantee (right now) that I’ll get 501c3 status, but I will guarantee these funds will get to pets and families for chip registrations and chip purchases and/or to registered animal rescue non-profits.

Please bear with me as I try to work through all of this. I’m just one person trying to get all of this done...
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I had contributed $610 of my own money to this campaign for the reasons mentioned in the original campaign post. But, apparently GoFundMe doesn’t allow you to contribute to your own campaign! So, I’ll need to find a different way to get my $610 back into the campaign.
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The DoDo wrote about the story of Roxy and I on the street corner with the infamous cardboard sign... Check it out here:

https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/guy-holds-lost-dog-sign-on-street
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FK
$10
Fred Klein
4 days ago
$50
Brenda Drummond
4 days ago
BJ
$20
Brenda Jones
4 days ago
$100
Michael Hart
5 days ago
JG
$610
Jane Gasparik
5 days ago
SH
$25
Stacey Haglund
7 days ago
RN
$10
ruth nemeth
8 days ago
JG
$50
Jane Gasparik
9 days ago
GZ
$20
Gillian Zambor
9 days ago
CS
$50
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9 days ago
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