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Week 7 Increases List of Newbie Winners in Challenge

The newbies continue to rack up wins at the Shelter Challenge. With the new site and three or more ways to win every week, many of the groups who have already received checks are first-time ever winners in the Shelter Challenge.

In fact, every single week of this Challenge round has seen first time winners take home $1,000 grants in various categories.

Week 7 of the Challenge proved no exception, with newbies Adote um Gatinho in Brazil and Macon Purrs N Paws in Macon, GA, getting $1,000 grants in the Weekly and Recruiter category respectively. Another newbie, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Nashville, now has received their first two wins in a Shelter Challenge for both Recruiter and Weekly categories

The $100,000 Shelter Challenge continues through October 13 at www.ShelterChallenge.com. The Week 7 (September 23 to September 29) Shelter+ Challenge Winners are:

Weekly Winner*

Shelter Name:  Adote um Gatinho
Located in:  Sao Paulo, Brazil

Recruiter Winners*

Shelter Name:  Big Fluffy Dog Rescue
Located in:  Nashville, TN, United States

Shelter Name:  Macon Purrs N Paws
Located in:  Macon, GA, 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) per Shelter Challenge round as per the Rules.

Organizations will receive $1,000 grant for every weekly, recruiter, or story award. Organizations must have registered their nonprofit status and a working mail address, and be able to accept funds as a check drawn upon a U.S. bank as part of the condition of these grants.

All winners are responsible for reporting back to Petfinder Foundation and GreaterGood.org about how these funds were used. You can read these stories at Shelter Challenge News.


Previous winners (first time winners marked in bold) this round were:

Weekly Winners*

Week 1: Purrfect Pals, Arlington, WA
Week 2: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, St. Pauls, NC
Week 3: The Cat House on the Kings, Parlier, CA
Week 4: Friends of Dekalb Animals in Clarkston, GA
Week 5: Noah’s Arks Rescue in Okatie, SC
Week 6: Big Fluffy Dog Rescue in Nashville, TN


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)
Week 3: Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Inc of Morriston, FL, and Lenawee Humane Society of Adrian, MI.
Week 4: Tanner’s P.A.W.S. in Corning, NY, and Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary Inc in Rockford, IL.
Week 5: Lida Sez Olbia in Olibia, Italy, and Purrfect Pals in Arlington, WA
Week 6: Natalie's Second Chance in Lafayette, IN and Rikki’s Refuge in Orange, VA


Story Winners

Story Contest 1 (Week 3):  Boston Terrier Rescue of Nottawa, ON (Canada) for Me And My Shadow; Lenawee Humane Society of Adrian, MI, for A Bear By My Side; and San Diego House Rabbit Society of San Diego, CA, for Purrfect Pals.

Story Contest 2 (Week 6): Tierra de Animales AC in Cancun, Mexico for Love At First Sight; Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary in Scottsdale, AZ for Van Gogh; and S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue of Northeast Florida in St. Augustine, FL for Because of Yellow Dog.

Funding for the Shelter Challenge is provided by The Animal Rescue Site. Grants are distributed by GreaterGood.org and Petfinder Foundation as per Challenge rules. See Shelter Challenge News for weekly announcements of winners as well as stories from past winners.

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