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Liz NeuschatzI am excited to report that we are headed to Kentucky next month to re-build three animal shelters with our friends from Rescue University. I was lucky enough to tag along in January 2011 to Chester County, South Carolina and witness first hand the amazing students, shelter staff and volunteers that made a remarkable transformation happen. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for updates and stories from our next trip! I can't wait to see what happens.

One of our goals at the Foundation is to fund new and innovative programs that help increase adoption and improve the quality of life for shelter pets. One new program for 2011, the Train to Adopt Program is quickly having a large impact on shelter dogs in four areas of the country.

Thank you for your continued support, which is essential to allow the Foundation to have a large impact on thousands of homeless pets every year!

  Liz Neuschatz
Executive Director Foundation

Success Stories

Pennsylvania SPCA traineeTrain To Adopt Grant

Earlier in 2010, we told you about a new grant from the Foundation – the Train to Adopt Program.

The four shelters have had two months of implementing the Train To Adopt method developed by well-known dog trainer, Sue Sternberg and the results are outstanding…Read More Foundation News

BISSELL Partners with the Foundation in 2011

BISSELLBissell Homecare, Inc. has announced that it will continue to support the pet community in 2011 through a series of grants to the Foundation. BISSELL’s support of the Foundation will consist of several grants designed to impact a number of shelters across North America, with one larger grant funding an Animal Lifeline and Rescue University trip in 2011.

“Through the years, BISSELL has been a great champion for pet adoption, and we admire the company’s dedication to pet-related causes,” said Liz Neuschatz, executive director for the Foundation. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to work with BISSELL in 2011 and look forward to helping thousands of pets find loving homes.”

Ways to Give

Mother's Day TributeMother’s Day - May 8th
Give the Gift of Love and Help Homeless Pets!

Give a Gift of Love this year for Mother’s Day! Honor your mom, grandma, sister, wife or friend by supporting the Foundation. *Make a donation of $25.00 or more and we will send your special someone a letter notifying them of your donation. The Foundation helps thousands of homeless pets every year. Your tribute gift will provide help to shelter animals in 2011. Make a Mother's Day Tribute Donation Today!

*Donations must be received by May 2nd to ensure delivery by Mother’s Day.

Older AdultsAre you 70 ½ or older?

Have you taken your required Minimum Required Distribution (MRD) in 2010 or in 2011? Qualified distributions from IRA’S, made directly to qualifying charities, count toward your MRD. For example, if you have a $75,000 MRD for 2011, you can take an IRA distribution of up to $100,000 and donate it directly to a qualifying charity and $75,000 of that $100,000 is counted as your MRD. And, donating the required distribution to a charity, eliminates capital gains taxes! Contact Vicki Fragasso, Director of Development at if you are interested in making a planned gift to the Foundation.

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