3 Ways to Help Animals (Even If You Can't Have a Pet)
In 2004, Ann Sacks founded Fetch Eyewear, a Warby Parker–esque company that sells stylish frames at affordable prices. Three years later, she launched the Pixie Project—a nonprofit that offers free and low-cost veterinary care and rescues pets from overloaded shelters across the country—and 100 percent of Fetch's profits now benefit the charity. To date, the two organizations have facilitated more than 5,000 pet adoptions and about 1,000 surgeries, procedures and visits.
Fur for the Animals, run by the animal advocacy group Born Free USA, is a campaign (open through December 31) that collects unwanted furs and donates them to wildlife rehabilitation centers. The fleeces are used by orphaned and injured creatures that need to feel cozy and comforted. More than 1,000 pounds of pelts have already made their way to sanctuaries throughout the U.S.