PETS ALIVE wrote -
Update! We're now into week 5 of the challenge, which concludes on June 5...and this perhaps comes at a time when we need you the most. Over the past 24 hours, our sanctuary rescued 42 cats and 2 dogs from a horrific hoarding situation. The dogs were to be euthanized and buried in a hole on the grounds if they were not removed from the property by daybreak. Forty-two cats were roaming the property - many in pain from their many injuries and illnesses due to neglect. Luckily, Pets Alive was called to help - and we IMMEDIATELY responded. Between last evening and today, we took in these animals and they are now within our care - but they will require extensive medical treatment. You can read the entire story on our blog: http://petsalive.com/PABlog/
We’re asking you to do your part in rescuing animals by helping us win this Saving Pets Challenge - which in turn will help animals like those we just rescued - and all the other animals within our care. To donate to help us win, select your choice of team below and then click on the big red "Donate to this fundaiser" button!
To check out the Leaderboard on how we're doing, go here!
What's the contest all about?
Michelson Found Animals, the sponsor of this contest, will donate over $115,000 to animal welfare organizations dedicated to decreasing shelter pet euthanasia. The organization that raises the most will get a $50,000 donation to their cause. That could be Pets Alive - with your help!
How You Can Help
It would be so amazing if our incredible supporters like you became fundraisers. By setting up a fundraiser for our cause and reaching out to your network of supporters, imagine the impact you can have. All you have to do is click 'Fundraise for This Campaign' here on this page. The contest runs for 5 weeks through June 5, 2:00pm ET. Share your fundraiser page with everyone you know and start raising money.
Who are we?
Pets Alive is one of the oldest and largest no kill animal rescue and advocacy organizations in the United States, operating two facilities located in Middletown and Elmsford, New York, that serve to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, and farm animals. Our mission is to improve the lives of companion animals everywhere by any means possible, including rescue, adoption, advocacy, collaboration, intervention and education.
In 2014, Pets Alive saved 1,405 cats, dogs and farm animals from life-threatening circumstances, and we found forever homes for 1,472 animals. It was through private donations from generous people and organizations that we were able to achieve this accomplishment.
How would we use the money raised by this challenge? No matter how big or small your donation, it helps Pets Alive save animals. For example:
- 10 dollars buys a bag of cat or dog food
- 25 dollars buys one large canister of powdered kitten milk for orphaned kittens
- 50 dollars pays for one spay/neuter
- 1000 dollars provides medical care for an animal needing lifesaving surgery
Thank you in advance for your support!