Shop online, donate to the local animal shelter

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pearl River County residents can provide a donation to their local animal shelter each time they purchase an item online.

The donations will be collected each time a Pearl River County resident makes a purchase on and opts to make a contribution, said Pearl River County SPCA Public Relations Manager Maria Diamond.

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Diamond said the fundraiser is one of many efforts to gather enough money to fund the operation of the shelter.

Via the website, county residents can shop from more than 1,700 retail stores, including Walmart, JCPenney, Best Buy, Walgreens, Sears, Macy’s and many others.

According to approximately 350,000 people to date have contributed toward a cause while shopping on the website.

Donations can vary from .5 percent to over 20 percent, based on each retailer.

Diamond said that so far the shelter has received $2,800 in donations from the website and she hopes the shelter receives a lot more.