Adoption groups have won $150K so far … could yours be next?

The second round of The Animal Rescue Site $300K Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 is officially over, with two more rounds to go this year.

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Meet Max, available for adoption at
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc., which recently won a $5,000 grant.

In the first two rounds, the Petfinder.com Foundation and The Animal Rescue Site awarded a total of $150,000 in grants to 67 shelters and rescue groups across the country.

In the most recent round, Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. of St. Pauls, NC, won the $5,000 Grand Prize. Sixty-six other shelters and rescue groups received grants ranging from $1,000-2,000.

Many winners had never won a Shelter+ Challenge grant before. Among the first-time winners was Jackson County Humane Society in Newport, AR, which won  the Spring Romp Photo Contest category. Supporter Stacy Chambliss submitted the adorable photo of her bulldog Mack kissing a kitten, which won over voters nationwide and earned the shelter a $2,000 grant.

Your favorite adoption group can still win a grant! The next round of voting begins July 4 at The Animal Rescue Site. Until then, you can still help homeless pets by visiting the site every day and clicking the purple button to donate money to animal shelters.

Learn more about The Animal Rescue Site $300K Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 and the next round (which starts July 4!) here.

To learn more about the Petfinder.com Foundation’s programs and how to donate, visit: www.petfinderfoundation.com.


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