Why Waggle?

Aug 21, 2020 | Health, Pets, Tips and Tricks

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week. We have all heard the sad stories of someone having to put their beloved pet down because they simply could not afford the medical costs.  I’ve talked about pet insurance before “How To Find Pet Insurance” (HERE) and this older post “How To Pay Your Vet Bill If You Don’t Have Pet Insurance” (HERE) but I have never talked about Waggle.  Why?  I literally just found out about it and wanted to share it with you.  No worries…Jake and Maggie are fine but what if they weren’t?  It is wonderful to know that if Thomas and I could not pay for their medical care, there are organizations like this that we could turn to for help.  Why Waggle?
 
Maggie in pink room

Did you know that Each year, an estimated 500,000 pet guardians in the U.S. face a harrowing moment when they can’t afford treatment as the guardian or hospital, give up the pet to a shelter in hopes they can take care of animal, or make the difficult decision to euthanize.  Waggle is changing this.

Waggle is the only pet-dedicated crowdfunding platform that partners directly with leading veterinary providers, nonprofits and pet guardians to reduce economic euthanasia in pets, thereby giving options to pet guardians and second chances to the pets they love.

Waggle Is 100% Mission-Driven

Who they are:  https://waggle.org/who-we-are/

Waggle addresses and reduces economic euthanasia by providing much-needed veterinary care for pets in crisis. Waggle reduces the financial burden on local veterinary practices and at the same time, lessens the strain on the resources of community-based, social service. Our model is mission-driven, utilizing effective marketing and social media practices to drive funds to the pets and communities that need it most.

Most importantly, Waggle reduces the number of pets relinquished and euthanized at animal shelters, positively impacting both private rescue organizations and municipal animal control agencies alike.

 
Maggie in the pink room

How Waggle Works:

1. Pet guardians seek care for their pets
Owner or rescue brings their pet to the veterinary practice for care, but soon finds out that the treatment cost is unaffordable.

2. Pet owner or Rescue/Shelter learns about Waggle
Our resources are free to individuals and organizations that are committed to sharing their pet campaigns widely and frequently to raise funds.

3. Pet owner or Rescue/Shelter submits the pet’s profile to Waggle
Required information includes the veterinarian’s contact info and treatment estimate.

4. The Waggle team reviews the pet’s story and posts at our Meet Pets in Crisispage for the owner to begin raising funds.
Simple and easy to use tools and templates help pet owners and rescue/shelters tell and share their story in a compelling and effective way.

5. Waggle’s network of donors becomes involved
100% of donations are used to fund the patient’s care.

6. Donors receive patient’s update
The guardian or rescue/shelter submits post-treatment updates on the pet so we can share it with our generous donors.

For more information on Waggle and their services:  https://waggle.org/who-we-are/our-services/

 

Smiling for the camera!

I asked Maggie to smile for the camera.  This is what I got.  LOL!

Maggie smiling in pink room

I hope Monday’s post Why Wagmo? (HERE) and today’s post have helped you.  Our pets bring us so much joy and we want to take care of them the best we can.  I’ve heard this saying Having a dog will bless you with the happiest days of your life and one of the worst days.  It is so true!

 

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