Human 'Trash' Becomes 'Treasure' for Animals

January 10, 2012 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | Category: Charity | 1 comment
Tags: adoption & rescue, charity, recalls & alerts, lifestyle & trends

Online thrift store teams up with ASPCA to help homeless pets.

Many animal lovers want to find ways to do more for four-legged friends in need. And thanks to a new partnership between the ASPCA and, those individuals now have a unique new method of helping homeless pets.

The ASPCA has announced that it is launching an online thrift store through where its supporters can sell unneeded goods on behalf of the ASPCA. The organization will then receive 80 percent of the sales proceeds.

This web thrift store will be open to anyone – whether they’re just cleaning out their closets, prefer to donate items instead of cash, looking for a tax deduction or seeking bargains.

“The creation of this online thrift store gives our supporters a unique new way to make a valuable contribution to our cause,” said Jim Echikson, senior director of corporate partnerships for the ASPCA. “In lieu of making a monetary contribution – which can be tough for some in this economy – the public can now finally get around to cleaning out their garages, attics, and storage lockers and help animals in need across the country at the same time.”

“We are honored that the ASPCA has chosen to join us as one of our first charity partners,” said Founder and CEO Douglas Krugman. “ enables the ASPCA and its supporters to get all the benefits of running a national network of thrift stores without the costs and risks of creating one with bricks-and-mortar. It makes sense for everyone – charities, donors and shoppers – and it’s something everyone can feel good about.”

Prices on are set by donors, and once items are sold, donors receive acknowledgement letters to substantiate 100 percent of their value as charitable contributions for tax purposes. Donors also receive free, prepaid mailing labels online, to print and affix to packages shipped via The United States Postal Service (USPS) or they can arrange local delivery of purchases directly with buyers. Shipping supplies are available free of charge.

To check out the store, visit

What do you think of this new partnership? Will you be participating? Tell us below!

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4 years ago

I don't know it is interesting Skitters bed is just an old couch cushion!

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