As stated in an announcement on Tuesday, PAWS Chicago will accept crypto contributions to help with its projects.
PAWS Chicago is an animal shelter that is focused on stopping euthanasia for cats and dogs. People can now donate Dogecoin (DOGE), Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and many more crypto assets. The organization is promoting “Dogenations” with several billboards and hopes to reach “a tech-savvy demographic of potential donors.”
“We are a solutions-based, forward-thinking organization, which is why we are eager to connect with the growing cryptocurrency community, who can help sustain the future of animal welfare in Chicago and save animals’ lives.”said Susanna Homan, PAWS Chicago Chief Executive Officer.
Since PAWS was founded in 1997, pet euthanasia went down by 91%. The animal shelter will use the digital currencies that will be donated to provide medical help and other treatments for thousands of pets.
“The rise of Dogecoin is further proof that people love dogs. Our team coupled this trending meme with PAWS Chicago, which has been a driving force in animal welfare for decades, to give dog lovers a new way to make a real impact.”said Ben Doessel, Associate Creative Director at Leo Burnett
What is Dogecoin?
Dogecoin was created as a joke back in 2013 by software developers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. It was meant simply as satire for the popularity of bitcoin, but apparently, it is not so amusing anymore.
Dogecoin is a perfect way for crypto-curious investors to dip their toes in the water. Observing the price of Dogecoin fluctuate will teach kids and newcomers about crypto markets, as well as train them for real-world investing.
In fact, back in June, Dogecoin was added to Coinbase’s professional trading platform. Users may put DOGE into their professional trading accounts, according to Coinbase Pro. Its price rose in response to the announcement.
Burger King Brazil also announced that Dogecoin will be accepted as a form of payment for Dogpper, the fast-food chain’s dog food. The Dogpper will cost 3 DOGE each (about 60 cents), and for availability reasons, the company suggests purchasing a maximum of five units per order.