We’re thrilled to report that supporters of the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) joined together to raise $13,713 – a record-setting total for the organization – during Seattle’s 2013 GiveBIG day!

More than 150 donors contributed to the total, which will help to support high-priority programs and needs at the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS).

The effort was part of GiveBIG, an annual program of The Seattle Foundation. This year’s GiveBIG saw more than 50,000 donations overall on behalf of 1,300 different nonprofit organizations, raising a total of $11.1 million in a 24-hour period.

Beyond the individual gifts, SASF has received a check in the amount of $1,238 from The Seattle Foundation. It represents SASF’s proportionate share of a record-breaking $1 million “stretch” pool provided by corporate sponsors, local philanthropists and The Seattle Foundation. This brings SASF’s GiveBIG total to $14,951!

To all of those who gave, thank you for your overwhelming generosity. We at SASF – and the animals of Seattle – are truly grateful for everything you do.