Hyderabad: Shopping on Amazon might not be the same anymore, with the e-commerce portal now tying up with People For Animals (PFA) to enable online shoppers do a bit of charity work as well.
As part of the tie-up, PFA, NGO known for its work on animal welfare and animal rights, has put up a little wishlist on Amazon that could help animals at the PFA Emergency Rescue Home.
From toys to grooming supplies and crates to carriers, any item donated from the wishlist will help the organisation keep its expenses down and keep the animals happy and healthy.
“We have created a wishlist for PFA on Amazon and listed all the items we require at our emergency rescue home. People who wish to donate can contribute towards any product that they would like to order for us,” Reethi Marella, executive officer at PFA, said.
All that the online shopper has to do is to purchase items from the wishlist, and Amazon.in will directly deliver the same to the rescue home at Afzalgunj here. “The costs to sustain and maintain the shelter, as well as those required to fight for animal rights are high and we depend on donations to rescue, feed, provide necessary veterinary care and to fight for the animals while they wait to be adopted,” Marella said.
The organisation has been taking up animal welfare activities in Hyderabad and adjoining areas, rescuing and rehabilitating animals and lobbying for animal rights with a nationwide network of 26 hospitals, 165 units and about 2.5 lakh members.
Apart from donations made through Amazon, PFA also accepts contributions made through their website for food, medical care, and sponsors for Animal Birth Control (ABC), Anti-Rabies Vaccination for stray dogs and cats along with emergency medical expenditure. “Every purchase on Amazon that you make or every rupee that you contribute makes a difference in lives of the animals,” a PFA volunteer said, adding that those interested could visit http://pfahyd.org/donate/.