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Five Groups Take Home $6,000 In Week 3 of Shelter Challenge

Five rescue organizations received $1,000 to $2,000 in grants this week from The Animal Rescue Site’s Shelter Challenge with the Petfinder Foundation.

Lenawee Humane Society in Adrian, MI, was the big winner for the week, receiving $1,000 for having a Top Recruiter on their team and $1,000 for a story by a fan selected as one of the top three of the first round of the Story Contest.

Additional $1,000 grants were sent to The Cat House on the Kings in Parlier, CA; Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue in Morriston, FL; Boston Terrier Rescue Canada in Nottawa, ON; and San Diego House Rabbit Society, San Diego, CA.

The $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge continues through October 13 at

The Week 3 (August 26 through Sept 1) Shelter+ Challenge Winners are:

Weekly Winner:*
Shelter Name: The Cat House on the Kings
Located in: Parlier, CA (United States)

Recruiter Winner:*
Shelter Name: Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Inc.
Located in: Morriston, FL (United States)

Shelter Name: Lenawee Humane Society
Located in: Adrian, MI (United States)

Story Contest – in alphabetical order by shelter name:
Shelter Name: Boston Terrier Rescue Canada
Story: Me And My Shadow
Located in: Nottawa, ON (Canada)

Shelter Name: Lenawee Humane Society
Story: A Bear By My Side
Located in: Adrian, MI (United States)

Shelter Name: San Diego House Rabbit Society
Story: Purrfect Pals (the pals are shown in the picture here)
Located in: San Diego, CA (United States)

*Organizations only can win one Weekly award (for most votes cast between Monday and Sunday that week) and one Recruiter award (for most recruits by a single person) once per Shelter Challenge round as per the Rules.


Previous winners this round were:

Weekly Winners

Week 1: Purrfect Pals, Arlington, WA
Week 2: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, St. Pauls, NC

Recruiter Winners

Week 1: Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, of Mission, KS, and Oklahoma Westie Rescue of Bixby, OK.
Week 2: Friends of DeKalb Animals Inc, of Clarkston, GA, and Cape Breton SPCA, of Sydney, NS (Canada)

Funding for the Shelter Challenge is provided by The Animal Rescue Site. Grants are distributed by and Petfinder Foundation as per Challenge rules.


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