I'm Not a Monster to Hold 6th Annual Nationwide Donation Drive to Save Homeless Pets Around the Holidays

Organizers and a group of rescued dogs will pay it forward, collecting toys, blankets and treats for pets in 100+ shelters and rescue groups across the country
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Nov. 13, 2017 - PRLog -- As we enter the holiday season, I'm Not a Monster asks the communities to join a worthwhile cause: Monster Holiday Drive™ campaign—a nationwide annual shelter drive benefiting homeless pets waiting in shelters and temporary boarding facilities.

The "Monster" Holiday Drive is in its 6th year and is entirely volunteer-driven. "We've had fantastic support nationally in the previous years and this year, we expect to see even greater support as people continue to give back. This year, our inspirational Monster Elves—therapy dogs, abuse survivors, rescue advocates…—are back, supporting 100+ shelters and rescues. More than one million caring participants are bound to make this our best year yet," said Imelda Suriato, Founder of I'm Not a Monster. "Last campaign, we collected $592,714 in donations. Our goal this year is $700,000."

Corporate partners have come together for this worthwhile cause: Wellness Pet Food‎, Earth Rated, Happy Tail Pet Supply, SodaPups, and the footwear brand, Bzees. Community members are invited to join and set up collection drives to benefit a local shelter or rescue group of their choice. Learn more at MonsterHolidayDrive.com.

"We are proud of the continued support, especially for an independent first-of-a-kind cause that surpasses anything done before by animal welfare organizations on a nationwide scale such as this. In just 5 years, we've collected more than $1.8 million in donations. We are inching closer to our goal of becoming the Toys for Tots for animals in need, uniting the local communities in a common cause and shining a light on the plight of shelter animals across the nation."

Shelters and rescues are experiencing greater needs than ever before but this drive can make a huge difference this holiday season. "Everyone plays a part in making this a success, whether it's donating a bag of dog food or asking your business to set up a donation box. Everything adds up—and this is proof that together, we can make a difference in their world while they wait for their forever homes." Help save our local pets today.

About I'm Not a Monster:
I'm Not a Monster is an advocacy initiative that aims to dispel myths associated with misunderstood dog breeds, particularly pit bulls. Along with educating the public, the initiative promotes shelter pet adoption and networks animals in need. It is a 100%-privately funded philanthropic effort and all profits are donated to animal welfare organizations across the US. Monster Holiday Drive™ is a trademark of I'm Not a Monster (imnotamonster.org).

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