July Charity of The Month
Charity of the Month: Street Tails Animal Rescue
For July 2020, Local PHL Market’s Charity of the Month is the Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR), a local non-profit for homeless, unwanted, and abandoned dogs and cats in the Philly Area. Their goal is to find loving furever homes for as many dogs and cats as possible.
The Street Tails Animal Rescue originally started by Lindsay Condefer, as a one-woman operation out of the back of her pet store. Since then, the animal rescue grew exponentially, and they now have their own location, where they can help more dogs and cats than ever before.
What makes them so special, and why we love them so much here at Local PHL Market, is that they are a part of the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition. Many shelters euthanise their pets after a certain amount of time if they were unable to find a home. However, STAR believes that all pets deserve a chance to find a loving family, and they work with the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition to end the killing of saveable pets.
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic and CDC recommendations, the Street Tails Animal Rescue is currently closed. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t need our help. The donations you make through Local PHL Market will help STAR ensure that their animals receive the care they need once they reopen.
If you can’t afford to donate right now, don’t worry. There are many other ways to help. You can help support STAR just by walking your dog! Download to WoofTrax app on your phone, select STAR, and activate the app every single time you take your pooch for a stroll. Then, voila, every step you take can help the Street Tails Animal Rescue! And don’t worry if you don’t have a dog. Just select their dog, Cassie, and take a stroll by yourself or with friends to help support STAR. You can also become a volunteer, once the shelter reopens, and help walk the dogs, assist at events, do office work, and much more! Also, once the shelter reopens, you can donate items from their “Always Needed Items” list, which included everything from canned dog food to printer paper to ceramic dog bowls. For the whole list, check it out here.
To help support the Street Tails Animal Rescue through Local PHL Market, buy either our Local PHL T-Shirt or our Philly Made T-Shirt by the end of July. 100% of the profits from either t-shirt will go towards STAR. You can also click here to add a donation to STAR to your purchase!