Animal lovers Amal and George Clooney may be expecting a brood of their own, but that didn’t stop them making a generous donation for their furry friends this weekend.
Camp Cocker Rescue, a California based sanctuary that was founded in 2007 in Los Angeles by Cathy Stanley, was the recipient of the philanthropic boost.
At first, the orginisation was reticent to reveal the identities of their benefactors, taking to their Facebook page to discuss the donation.
“Well, you can imagine how blown away we were when we heard that a $10,000 donation was pledged to our doggies,” read the post from last Tuesday (April 2nd). “Our generous donors would like to see their donation doubled by all of you, so for the month of May, every dollar you donate will be matched (up until we reach $10,000).”
It was only as the video progressed that the organisation made their big reveal, detailing plans for subsequent fundraising efforts.
“After we all did happy dances and cried with happiness for this unbelievable matching donation offer — we then asked the donors if (and only if they gave us their permission) … if we could reveal their names to our supporters in order to help us reach our big goal this month,” the post noted. “They were so very gracious to give us permission to reveal their names. We want to thank George and Amal Clooney for their unbelievable donation and now it’s time to turn to all of YOU to see if you can match it!!!!”
This isn’t the first time that the Clooneys have been involved in animal charities. “In October 2015, the couple brought home a 4-year-old basset hound named Millie from California’s San Gabriel Valley Humane Society, and a few months later, they adopted a terrier named Nate for the 55-year-old actor’s parents.” (sc. AOL)