If you are like me, you’d rather buy gifts for loved ones and friends that help the cause of animal protection. We’re not Wal-Mart or Saks here at The HSUS, but we are starting to develop some products for sale—products that spread the word of compassion and that provide real financial support for the vital, life-saving programs at The HSUS. Here’s a menu of items, and I hope you’ll consider shopping. You can even use your HSUS credit card (you can sign up for one here) to purchase some of these items!
- At our online store Humane Domain, we have accessories for pets, people, and the home, and an exclusive line of Animal Cause Gear apparel highlighting our campaigns and programs.
- If you have a dog to shop for, we’ve just launched a line of HSUS plush, squeak toys and dog apparel at Toys"R"Us stores nationwide and on the store’s website. (Our Cat Store at Humane Domain provides equal opportunity to the felines.)
- With a $50 gift donation to The HSUS, you can give our collectible holiday ornament to a loved one. With a donation of $90 or more, you’ll also get an ornament for yourself.
- On Zazzle.com you can find animal protection campaign stickers, totebags and posters, and a special line of holiday postage featuring the designs of artist Ron Burns and MUTTS® cartoonist Patrick McDonnell. Or you can create custom gifts with a pet’s photo.
- If you’re considering magazine subscriptions as gifts, we carry more than 650 magazine titles at The HSUS Magazine Store, and you’ll save up to 85 percent off newsstand prices.
- For children, our youth division offers an array of fun and educational gifts.
- Our global affiliate Humane Society International’s virtual Humane Gifts help animals worldwide.
- Visit TheAnimalRescueSite.com for a wide range of products that support The Fund for Animals, such as giving the gift of feeding rescued horses at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch and rescued rabbits at The Fund for Animals’ Rabbit Sanctuary.
- Or you might consider one of the many books I’ve reviewed here on the blog, including Bobby Hass’ “African Critters,” Jana Kohl’s “A Rare Breed of Love,” Jay Kopelman’s "From Baghdad to America: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava," Kathy Freston’s "Quantum Wellness,” or Patrick McDonnell’s “Shelter Stories: Love. Guaranteed.”