Posts by Liz, former Petfinder Foundation executive director

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How you helped shelters win $1 million!

by Liz, former Petfinder Foundation executive director • Jun 21 , 2012

Sunday marked the end of the second round of voting in The Animal Rescue Site’s $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2012 — and another milestone: ARS and the Petfinder Foundation have now given $1 million to shelters and rescue groups through the Shelter+ Challenge! (See the most recent winners.) Meet adoptable …

Hello and happy New Year! This New Year’s Eve I traveled to Guthrie, OK, to help rebuild the City of Guthrie Animal Shelter as part of the Petfinder.com Foundation‘s next week-long Rescue U Trip — our program that sends college students to repair and rebuild shelters in need. The Guthrie …

It’s day three in Morehead, Kentucky on our Rescue U trip to help Rowan County Animal Shelter. We’ve made a lot of progress and managed to dodge any significant weather-related delays. The outdoor kennel roofs are framed, fencing is going up, the shelter roof is repaired and dog beds and …

A dog at the Rowan County Animal Shelter (photo: Liz Neuschatz) After a long travel day full of weather-related flight delays, I made it to Morehead, KY, and met up with the students and volunteers who are here for our Rescue U program. We headed out early this morning to …

… And we’re off! I am heading down to Kentucky to partner with Animal Lifeline on our Rescue U program. Together with a group of dedicated college students, professional staff, and colleagues, we’re going to help rebuild some shelters in need. Painter is an adoptable cattle dog at Rowan County …

Volunteers from the Rescue U trip to South Carolina (read about the trip) Dear friends, Last month your votes helped us win a $25,000 grant in the Chase Community Giving Facebook promotion. That win allowed us to move on to round two, where we submitted a “Big Idea” for a …

Hayes is at the Camden County (NJ) Animal Shelter, which got a grant from the Petfinder.com Foundation. Every day at the Petfinder.com Foundation, people ask us what they can do to help homeless pets. My usual answer is: Just do something. But today I have a specific request for you …

It’s day four for us at Chester County Animal Control in South Carolina, and I’m thrilled that our friend, New York City style icon and animal advocate Fabiola Beracasa, has flown down to pitch in. The Petfinder.com Foundation is partnering with Fabiola on the new program SNAP-X (more on that …

It’s day three for us in South Carolina on the Animal Lifeline trip and I am amazed by the progress: new outdoor kennels, a new cat house, new indoor kennels, new dog beds. The students, volunteers and Chester County Animal Control staff have been working all day, every day to …

Rain is one of the adoptable pets at Chester County (SC) Animal Control. This is my first blog post, even though I have been executive director of the Petfinder.com Foundation for over two years. You know how it goes: start but don’t finish, something else to do, a fantastic staff …