(Ping! Zine) – Go Daddy announced today it is the title sponsor of the Arizona Humane Society’s 12th Annual Pet Telethon and will match online donations, dollar for dollar up to $100K, during the annual fundraiser. This is the second consecutive year the telethon will be presented by the Ariz.-based Web giant.
Go Daddy’s telethon support has become a tradition the past five years, each year strengthening in commitment. By doubling online donations this year, Go Daddy hopes viewers feel encouraged to help animals in need at www.AZHumane.org. The Arizona Humane Society relies solely on donations and fees to operate.
“Go Daddy’s generosity, year after year, is critical to our goal of providing for Arizona’s homeless animals,” said Guy Collison, executive director of the Arizona Humane Society. “Having Go Daddy as the title sponsor means we have a partner that not only leads in donations, but also gives us volunteers to answer phones and the online support needed to keep our website running during the telethon.”
In addition to the annual donation, Go Daddy provides technical support to the Arizona Humane Society. It started in 2006, when the AHS website was unable to handle telethon traffic and crashed. At a moment’s notice, Go Daddy jumped in and provided a new Web address, giving donors a secure, safe place to give. Ever since then, the Humane Society has had its website, www.AZHumane.org, registered and hosted through Go Daddy, the world’s largest Web hosting provider and #1 domain name registrar.
“Go Daddy understands the importance of giving back and when it comes to Arizona’s animals, we’re committed to providing the time and money needed to help,” Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons said. “Go Daddy wants to make every dollar count for the Humane Society, so if you give 10 dollars online, it turns into 20.”
Go Daddy cares about the community and its success allows for a wide variety of charitable giving. In addition to supporting Arizona’s pets, Go Daddy’s philanthropic work involves organizations supporting women, children, education, the military and many other causes. Every year, Go Daddy increases its community outreach. So far this year, Go Daddy has already exceeded the $2.5MM given in 2009.
The Arizona Humane Society shelters nearly 50,000 animals every year. The money raised during the telethon helps house these pets, as well as provide low-cost spay and neuter services, educational programs, including how to better care for pets, fight animal cruelty and adopt a pet.
To watch the Arizona Humane Society’s 12th Annual Pet Telethon presented by GoDaddy.com, tune in Saturday, August 14th, to Phoenix ABC affiliate KNXV anytime from 1:30pm to 4:30pm PT.
To donate online and learn more about the Arizona Humane Society, please visit: www.AZHumane.org.
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