Seattle, WA, September 22, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In the third round of voting of The Animal Rescue Site’s $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge with Petfinder.com, The Cat House on the Kings in Parlier, CA, won the $5,000 Grand Prize. Other winning shelters and rescue groups received 68 grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 for regional awards, photos submitted by Facebook fans, and other categories in this voting round.
At the end of the Challenge, several Canadian groups jumped into the fray. Sasha’s Den in Quebec and Speaking of Dogs Rescue in Ontario were the first Canadian groups to become “weekly winners” for racking up the most votes in a seven day period.
With these awards, $225,000 in grants has been distributed to Challenge winners in 2011. A final $75,000 remains to be decided by visitors to the GreaterGood Network’s The Animal Rescue Site. Voting for the fourth and final round of the 2011 $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge begins October 3.
The popular Challenge grants allow visitors to help their hometown rescue by clicking at The Animal Rescue Site. Each day during a voting periods, people can cast votes online for their favorite organization. Anyone can click and vote daily during the Challenge - it is free to participate and only takes a minute. No registration or other information is required to vote.
A complete list of all winners in the current and past Challenges can be found at www.TheAnimalRescueSite.com (click on the tab that says Shelter+ Challenge) as well as details of the upcoming final round of the 2011 $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge.
The Shelter+ Challenge began in 2008 and, as of December 2011, more than $900,000 in grants to winners will have been distributed to approximately 300 shelters and rescue groups in the Petfinder.com Network.
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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.
The Animal Rescue Site's “Click Here To Give” purple homepage button provides a simple, fast free way to help animal charities. Visitors can click daily to display a series of ads: 100% of the donations from sponsoring advertisers are donated to Petfinder.com Foundation, Rescue Bank, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Fund for Animals, North Shore Animal League America, and other worthy groups selected by GreaterGood.org. Additional funding is provided through shopping at The Animal Rescue Site store (http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/store) or donations received through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program.
Recent GreaterGood.org’s most recent animal rescue grants include more than $28,000 in September for animal rescue groups responding to flooding and other damage caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Every year, GreaterGood.org distributes more than $1 million in grants to worthy animal charities, including Petfinder.com Foundation.