SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Saturday, Go Daddy delivered big dollars for Arizona animals. Go Daddy, known for helping people get online with Web sites and domain names, donated $50,000 to help Arizona pets during the Arizona Humane Society’s annual telethon.
Go Daddy also used its expertise to organize online donations, helped answer phones and kept the live event’s Web site running smoothly. If you watched the telethon you know Go Daddy donated in "GoDaddy-esque" style too – having their CEO’s own dogs deliver the donation on live television.
"Max and Chief are quite the dynamic duo," said Go Daddy CEO and Founder Bob Parsons, referring to how his own dogs rode in a customized Go Daddy remote control car to deliver the special envelope.
This is the third consecutive year Go Daddy co-sponsored the telethon to help animals.
"Members of our organization are still talking about what a huge help Go Daddy was to us from the start," said Tim Crum, Executive Director of the Arizona Humane Society. "One year, Go Daddy jumped in to save the telethon’s online component, the next year they helped to significantly increase our online contributions and this year they helped us reach our goal in donations."
While many companies are cutting back resources these days, Go Daddy is expanding its workforce, recorded an Internet-first for number of domain name registrations and made more charitable donations already this year than last.
In 2008, Go Daddy has helped disadvantaged children, Parkinson’s research, domestic violence victims, homeless teenagers, flood victims and now abandoned pets, which might otherwise have to be euthanized.
In a typical year, the Arizona Humane Society shelters nearly 50,000 animals. The annual telethon not only raises much needed money for these animals, but also provides educational programs, including how to better care for your pet, fight animal cruelty and adopt a pet.
To learn more about the Arizona Humane Society please visit: www.AZHumane.org.