With a week of voting now completed, the following three winners will shortly be receiving checks for $1,000 from the Petfinder Foundation:
Weekly Winner - Purrfect Pals, Arlington, WA
Top Recruiter - Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, Mission, KS
Top Recruiter - Oklahoma Westie Rescue, Bixby, OK
As per the rules of the Challenge, the weekly winner is no longer eligible for regional prizes (i.e. WA state prizes for Purrfect Pals) but remains in the running for the Grand Prize of $10,000 as well as other non-regional prizes.
Groups can only win Top Recruiter once in a Challenge round, but Oklahoma Westie Rescue and Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption remain in the running for all other prizes.
These are determined each Monday for the previous week's voting and recruiting, votes and eligibility are verified, and winners are announced on Wednesday. So the race is on to see which group be the next Weekly Winner for having the most votes cast between August 19 through 25 as well as the two groups who will win Top Recruiter spot. These prizes are open to groups in all regions: United States, Canada, and International. We can't wait to see where the next set of checks will be sent!
Funding for the Shelter Challenge is provided by The Animal Rescue Site. Verification of groups' nonprofit/charity status and distribution of prizes is handled by Petfinder Foundation and GreaterGood.org. Please see About Shelter Challenge for more information about the current round.