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Humane society raising money for homeless animals on National Giving Day

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo (KRDO) -- It's Giving Tuesday, and there are various ways to participate in Colorado Springs.

The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) is just one of many organizations asking for help.

For every donation made today to the humane society, Met Life Pet Insurance will double those donations up to thirty thousand dollars. Those donations help HSPPR care for animals that come in sick or injured.

Brass is nine weeks old. He's just one example of how that donation can be life-saving.

Brass was only a week old when he was found lying next to a tree at a construction site with his eyes and ears still closed.

Brass's mother was nowhere to be found, so the kind people who found him called animal law enforcement to bring him to safety.

The HSPPR says that the average animal costs about forty-two dollars daily.

"We are a local nonprofit not affiliated with National Humane Society organizations. So getting these donations from our community is important because we are run off of donations to help take care of the pets in our care," says Cody Costra, a representative from the Humane Society at Pikes Peak Region.

The Humane Society hopes to raise forty-five thousand dollars by tonight, and so far, they have only reached about fifty-three percent of that goal.

Luckily, time remains, Met Pet Life Insurance will double any donation until midnight tonight.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day encouraging people to do good. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires millions to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Donations to support HSPPR’s life-saving work can be made HERE

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