Rescue Bank Named Beneficiary of GreaterGood Network's The Animal Rescue Site
Tim Kunin, CEO of The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood Network, named Rescue Bank a “click beneficiary” of The Animal Rescue Site’s homepage purple button. Each click donation will support the Houston-based Rescue Bank’s distribution of pet food and supplies to shelters, pet food banks, and rescue organizations.
In March, Kunin attended a meeting of pet food bank operators and industry representatives from around the country, including Animal Rescue Resource Foundation (San Diego), Pet Food Bank of Austin and Travis County (Texas), and Save Our Pets Food Bank (Atlanta), which was hosted by Rescue Bank of Houston.
“While many pet food manufacturers have pledged to donate free food, paying for the actual shipping to the rescue groups and shelters remain Rescue Bank’s biggest expense,” said Kunin. Donations to Rescue Bank from The Animal Rescue Site will help them deliver pallet-loads of supplies where they are needed most.
“The impact of pet food banks on the rescue community is remarkable,” noted Elizabeth Asher, Executive Director of Rescue Bank. “Our member groups are better able to meet veterinary and spay-neuter expenses because we support their food needs.”
Website sponsors pay for the click at The Animal Rescue Site and 100% of the revenue collected from sponsoring advertisers is donated to animal charities. Current beneficiaries are International Fund for Animal Welfare, the HSUS/Fund for Animals’ animal sanctuaries, the Petfinder Foundation, North Shore Animal League America, Rescue Bank, and other worthy animal care facilities supported by GreaterGood.org. Additional funding for projects comes from the sale of items and the Gifts That Give More™ program at TheAnimalRescueSite.com store.
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Funding from The Animal Rescue Site and other GreaterGood Network websites is distributed by the independent 501(c)3 GreaterGood.org.
Recent GreaterGood.org’s contributions include more than $300,000 in March for animal rescue in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami; $250,000 to the formation of ARCH and subsequent rabies vaccination campaign of 50,000 animals in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake; multiple grants for U.S. shelters that vaccinated 114,485 dogs and 80,944 cats in 2010; and more than $200,000 awarded in the last six months to shelter and rescue groups impacted by the Gulf Coast oil spill; among other projects.
Throughout 2011, visitors to TheAnimalRescueSite.com can select local shelters and rescue groups to receive grants through the $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge with Petfinder.com. More than $685,000 in Challenge grants has been awarded since 2008 to over 200 shelters in North America through this program.