Seattle, WA, October 10, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The Best Friends Animal Society of Kanab, Utah, is the first weekly winner in The Animal Rescue Site’s $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge. The Society received the most votes during the first week of the challenge and will be awarded $1,000. The Society is also in the running for the grand prize of $25,000 to be given on Dec. 15.
Literally tens of thousands of votes were received for shelters across the United States and Canada during the first week of the Shelter+ Challenge. Hundreds of bloggers throughout North America have joined in the fun, writing up their local shelters and urging friends to vote.
The Animal Rescue Site (http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com) is giving away $100,000 in grants to participating Petfinder.com shelter and rescue groups from now until December. Visitors to The Animal Rescue Site can vote for their favorite animal welfare organization in the United States or Canada every day from Sept. 29 through Dec. 14. Weekly prizes of $1,000 will be distributed during the Challenge. Final prizes, including the grand prize, a $25,000 grant, will be announced on Dec. 15.
Visitors will not be asked to contribute anything but their time, first to “Click to Give” at The Animal Rescue Site and then to vote for their favorite Petfinder rescue organization.
Weekly awards of $1,000 will be given to the rescue organization with the most votes accumulated during each week that has not previously won a weekly award. On December 15, The Animal Rescue Site will announce the winners of the final prizes. One $1,000 grant will be awarded to the organization with the highest number of votes in each state, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico (52 prizes), and two $1,000 winners will be awarded to organizations in Canada. The runner-up for total number of votes during the Challenge will receive a $10,000 grant, and the grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 grant.
Vote tallies will be updated regularly and visitors to The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com) can check on their favorite shelter’s tallies throughout the $100,000 Shelter Challenge.
More on The Animal Rescue Site
Since 2002, The Animal Rescue Site has provided funding to animal rescue charities through three important channels: the company’s innovative Click to Give program, direct donations from site visitors through such programs as Gifts That Give More, and contributions paid for by items sold through The Animal Rescue Site’s store.
Petfinder.com Foundation, the Fund for Animals, and the North Shore
Animal League are all beneficiaries of the Animal Rescue Site’s Click to
The Click to Give program allows visitors to The Animal Rescue Site to provide food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary by simply clicking on the purple button located at the top of the homepage (http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com). The Click to Give program on the site’s homepage is paid for by advertisers and 100% of this ad revenue goes directly to support the work of the charities listed on the site. In 2007, clicks on The Animal Rescue Site funded the value of more than 42 million bowls of food for animals in need.
The totals of the 2008 Click to Give program are posted on The Animal Rescue Site’s results page and are updated daily. The Animal Rescue Site is part of the GreaterGood Network of websites: The Animal Rescue Site, www.theanimalrescuesite.com; The Breast Cancer Site, www.thebreastcancersite.com; The Child Health Site, www.thechildhealthsite.com; The Hunger Site, www.thehungersite.com; The Rainforest Site, www.therainforestsite.com; and The Literacy Site,
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