Anonymous £26K cryptocurrency donation keeps tails wagging at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home
15 September 2021, Edinburgh – Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home are celebrating the receipt of their first cryptocurrency donation, which has been valued at over £26K.
The animal welfare charity first launched their platform for cryptocurrency donations last week and were shocked when, within days, the generous donation came through.
The sizeable donation was made anonymously via The Giving Block website, in the Ethereum (ETH) currency.
Karlyn Robertson, Development Manager at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, thanked the unknown donor and explained is impact on the Home’s work. She said:
“We wish we could thank this donor in person but instead we would like to send them a message – I hope you know how much this is appreciated and what it means to us. The Home is entirely funded by donations and your generosity will go a long way to helping us keep our animals fed, sheltered and having the veterinary care they need.
“Cryptocurrency donations are new area for the Home but it’s amazing to see this take off so quickly and what a huge impact it can have on the care of our dogs and cats. It comes at the perfect time for us when other income streams like in-person events have been disrupted, so we couldn’t be more grateful for this lifeline.”
In the first week since launching, the Home has received multiple other generous donations, in a range of cryptocurrencies, from Bitcoin (BTZ) to Tezos (XTZ). Other currencies accepted on The Giving Block platform include Amp (AMP), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ChainLink (LINK), Dai (DAI), Dogecoin (DOGE), The Graph (GRT), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Litecoin (LTC), Storj (STORJ), UMA (UMA), Zcash (ZEC), 0x (ZRX) and 1inch (1INCH).
It costs Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home around £2m a year in running costs, as it works to rescue, reunite and rehome stray and unwanted pets across East of Scotland. The Home also works within the local community to tackle pet poverty and keep animals in loving homes.
To find out more about cryptocurrency donations for Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home, visit www.edch.org.uk/cryptocurrency.