Category Archives: Rescue U

In January, Rescue U went to Guthrie, OK, to rebuild the City of Guthrie Animal Shelter, which had been destroyed by a tornado in May 2011. Our volunteers repaired the roof and kennels, built new storage and exercise pens, added a meet-and-greet area and more. (Read our online diary from …

The final two days of our Rescue U trip at the City of Guthrie Animal Shelter in Oklahoma were a lot of work. Volunteers completed the outdoor cat enclosure, a metal storage building and the pergola over the new meet-and-greet pens we built earlier in the week. We put the …

This week the Petfinder.com Foundation‘s Rescue U volunteers have been hard at work repairing the damage dealt to the City of Guthrie Animal Shelter by an F5 tornado in May 2011. (Watch a video of our first day in Guthrie here.) Noah learns to install fencing from some more-seasoned Rescue …

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 …

Founded in 2003, the Petfinder.com Foundation has grown significantly over the past eight years. Our first year, we awarded $43,000 in grants to shelters and rescue groups across the U.S. At the end of 2011 we will have awarded more than $10 million in grants to Petfinder.com member shelters and …

The Petfinder.com Foundation has been in Kentucky at the Rowan County Animal Shelter and Menifee County Animal Shelter for the past week and the work is finally done! This cat is one of many who can enjoy the new cat enclosure at Menifee County Animal Shelter . There has been …

I spent four days at Rowan County Animal Shelter in Morehead, KY, on the Petfinder.com Foundation Rescue U trip last week. Vicki’s favorite dog,  “Hound,” will be transported to Arlington, VA’ s Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation. When I arrived, it was clear that the shelter was in need …

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 …

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 …

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