Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home receives $ 118,000 cryptocurrency donation
The donation to Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is the largest known gift of its kind in Scottish history.
The charity received 26 Ethereum (around $ 118,000 or £ 87,000) from Pawthereum, a community-run charity cryptocurrency project focused on supporting animal welfare organizations and being a digital advocate for animals in need.
Pawthereum was launched in early October 2021 and is a project on the Ethereum network. A portion of all PAWTH $ token transactions goes to a charitable “wallet” used only for donations, and he plans to donate up to US $ 500,000 by the end of 2021 to animal shelters and rescues around the world.
This donation is intended to fund Paws Pantry, the pet food bank service of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, for the whole of 2022.
The Paws Pantry initiative aims to tackle pet poverty in Scotland. Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home works with 52 food banks and community groups, providing pet food, collars, jackets, bedding and other care items to pet owners in need. More than 1,300 animals per month are treated thanks to this service.
The charity has started receiving cryptocurrency donations in response to the financial hardships of the pandemic. In September of this year, he launched a presence on The Giving Block.
Nicola Gunn, Director of Development and External Affairs at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, said:
“The day-to-day work of our team to ensure that vulnerable animals receive the care they need is absolutely relentless, and just knowing that this has been recognized by Pawthereum is incredibly overwhelming. There really aren’t enough words to thank them for this donation, which will guarantee Scottish animals another year to be warm, fed and, most importantly, to stay in loving homes.
Pawthereum has also pledged to donate an additional $ 2,000 per month to the rescue to support the continued growth of the service as it expands in east and central Scotland. The association saw a 77% increase in the use of Paws Pantry between 2020 and 2021.
Matt C-Roy, Charity Coordinator at Pawthereum, said:
“Pawthereum was born from the idea that cryptocurrencies can be a tremendous force for good in the world. We couldn’t be happier to make our first major donation with such a caring and caring partner like Edinburgh Home. Their community outreach programs help animals stay with their owners during tough times. We are proud to support this mission and to partner in the long term with Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home to save more animals.
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