June 09 2020
Dovetail is proud to announce that for the month of June, we’re donating 20% of our sales to Paw Salvation, a Chicago-based, black-run 501(c)(3) non-profit helping the homeless care for their pets. Established in 2017 by Jindu Peter Elueze, their mission is to feed and provide resources for pets of disadvantaged populations (which, as we know, are disproportionally people of color) so that the human owners can focus on taking care of themselves.
Paw Salvation is comprised of a team of 14 volunteers providing food, litter, and any additional resources to 182 animals of homeless owners throughout Chicago and nine other states. They’re currently in the process of raising funds to offer mobile veterinary and grooming services. Since the pandemic, Paw Salvation has expanded its scope of services to include feeding pet owners as well since the pandemic eliminated many of the owners’ sources of income.
I’ve spent the last week trying to find a BLM-aligned organization for Dovetail to support, where our relatively meager contributions as a business that’s been closed for three months could have the most impact. As a pet owner and animal lover, I was disheartened to learn about the racism that exists within the rescue community; rescuers who are POC are often assumed to have malintent and sometimes cannot do their jobs because of other people’s perceptions of them based on the color of their skin.
That’s why I’m excited to share this organization with you: an organization run by POC, supporting low-/no-income POC while helping them keep their beloved pets. Because no matter your color, race, religion, or economic status, our pets love us and give us the will to continue fighting.
I’m so grateful to learn that Paw Salvation is out there, ensuring that the healing power of pets can continue flowing to those who need it most.
Please help us support this wonderful non-profit by either donating to them directly at www.pawsalvation.com
, signing up to volunteer (firstname.lastname@example.org), following them on FB (pawsalvationinc) or IG (@pawsalvation) or if you’ve been eyeing something on our website, know that 20% of your purchase will go directly to them this month.