Waggle.org Lets You Contribute To Saving Beloved Pets
07 March 2016
Waggle.org is the only pet-dedicated funding platform that allows you to partner with leading veterinary clinics around the country to help save pets in need.
Waggle’s goal is to prevent what veterinarians refer to as “economic euthanasia”—a far-too-common and tragic outcome for many pet owners; this occurs when a pet owner, lacking the money to pay for vet services, must make a heartbreaking decision to let a pet go.
As a pet owner with an old dog, I know how much this can affect a person or family and I’m hopeful this will be able to help many, many pets and their families.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
As the only pet-dedicated funding platform that partners with leading veterinary clinics around the country, Waggle’s “eyes and ears” are the veterinarians. When faced with a case that a practice might otherwise have to turn away for lack of funds, the point-of-contact person at the practice will determine a candidate’s eligibility for Waggle assistance and guide the pet owner to the Waggle Web site, with both the veterinarian and the client completing and submitting a questionnaire. The case and a photo will be posted on the Waggle.org web site for public viewing and veterinary hospitals and pet guardians will also be able to share it among friends and colleagues in their own community and on social media, as well. Waggle’s trusted guarantee assures that the case has been vetted and verifed.
“A half-million pets in the US are put down annually for lack of financial resources for treatment”
In a perfect world, donations will cover the entire treatment. But for the foreseeable future, Waggle is maintaining a cap on each case at $2,000 (a figure determined to be realistically typical by the veterinary members of Waggle’s advisory committee). Waggle guarantees that 100% of the donations earmarked for a particular case will go to that individual animal’s care, with the money being sent directly to the veterinary hospital, providing total transparency.
Waggle is currently aligned with mostly large-scale, multi-outlet veterinary practices throughout the United States and Canada, in order to reach the greatest number of potential clients right out of the gate. However, Waggle expects to collaborate with individual veterinarians who operate major facilities, and ultimately Waggle hopes to provide funding to small, “mom-and-pop” veterinary practices and to select animal shelters, as well.
“Waggle guarantees that 100% of the donations earmarked for a particular case will go to that individual animal’s care”