by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, People.

snipshot_94hkbhs233i.jpgTaking a page out of Bob Barker’s book, LeeAnn Rimes has decided to offer $25 worth of pet goodies to the first 400 people who bring in their animals to be spayed or neutered at the Humane Society of South Mississippi in Gulfport. Though Rimes will not be there in person to hand out the free swag, she is doing the providing; albeit through a charity program sponsored by eBay. From the article,

“Valued at about $25 each, the gifts were purchased on eBay in the online auction’s national campaign to “Give Hope for the Holidays.” In it, celebrities were given $10,000 to shop on eBay for their favorite charities.

As one of the participating celebrities and as a native of Mississippi, Rimes chose to benefit animal welfare here, specifically HSSM, said humane society spokesman Joe Elmore.”

The gift offer is expected to last a month. Seems like a pretty amazing campaign eBay has put together. I’m going to dig a little deeper and see who else was offered the $10K to distribute as they like. Did Paris give $10K to struggling fashion designers? Did Lohan offer $10K to Al Gore to fix her image? Ill let you know!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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