"New beginnings happen every day at our shelter, and your generosity helps make that possible. Again, thank you for all you do to help homeless and abandoned animals." ~Alexandra "Alex" Nather, Nebraska Humane Society
Shelters large and small are dealing with more animals coming in and fewer donations due to the lackluster economy. As a result, shelters' need for food and supplies, vaccinations, veterinary care, spay/neuter programs, and improvements or expansions of shelter facilities is greater than ever, but the ability to pay for these things gets harder with each passing year.
Since 2008, The Animal Rescue Site has funded hundreds of grants for shelters of all sizes, in every state of the country and beyond, through The Animal Rescue Site Shelter+ Challenge - with Petfinder.com. Shelters have used this money to help homeless animals, and even better, the Challenge has given them a high-profile opportunity to raise awareness about animal rescue, spreading the word about adoption and where to go for help.
By the end of 2011, the Shelter Challenge will have distributed more than $900,000 to hundreds of shelters. "This program sponsored by The Animal Rescue Site has been a wonderful opportunity for Petfinder.com members," said Liz Neuschatz, director of the Petfinder.com Foundation. "The winners have something to really celebrate, but even those who don't win have benefited from their communities coming together to act on behalf of homeless pets."
You can help ensure that this program continues, reaching even more shelters and rescue organizations in 2012 and beyond. 100% of your gift through this Gift That Gives More™ funds grants for worthy shelters of all sizes and types.
Report from the Field
People for Pets is a first-time recepient of a Shelter+ Challenge grant. They write:
A big thank you for the $1,000 from Round 3 of the Shelter Challenge. Also, a great big thank you to all of our supporters who made this possible.
People for Pets is a no-kill animal shelter located in Northwest Iowa. We take in dogs and cats from our cities impound that otherwise would be euthanized in 3 days, owner surrenders and also unwanted dogs and cats from nearby towns. We are a volunteer based shelter that logs at least 1,500 hours of volunteerism a year. We take many animals that are older and/or need medical care that many shelters would turn away. We work closely with other rescues to find homes for these animals. Every animal is spayed/neutered before they leave as well as caught up on necessary vaccinations. We are very aggressive in our community with spay/neutering help for qualifying owners. We spend around $30,000 a year on spaying/neutering alone. The $1,000 we won from this challenge will be used to assist in paying our veterinary bills.
Thank you again to The Animal Rescue Site and our gracious supporters!
People for Pets
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