Five Groups Take Home $6,000 In Week 3

Five rescue organizations received $1,000 to $2,000 in grants this week from The Animal Rescue Site’s Shelter Challenge with the Petfinder Foundation.   Lenawee Humane Society in Adrian, MI, was the big winner for the week, receiving $1,000 for having a Top Recruiter on their team and $1,000 for a story by a fan selected as one of the top three of the first round of the...
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Week 2 Winners Receive $3,000 In Grants

The second week of voting now netted $1,000 grants for the following groups in the new $100,000 Shelter Challenge: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc, St. Pauls, NC [Weekly Winner] Cape Breton SPCA, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada [Top Recruiter] Friends of DeKalb Animals, Clarkston, GA [Top Recruiter]   Voting continues through October 13 to determine 238 other...
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How To Recruit

How to Recruit
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Congratulations To Our First Three Winners!

First Three Winners
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How Many Prizes? 244!

In this round of the Shelter Challenge, we will give away $100,000 in cash grants, 5,100 vaccinations, and 3,825 pet beds for a total of 244 prizes to be awarded between August 12 and October 13.   Groups have multiple ways to win including votes, recruits, and stories.   Because this is a brand new website and Shelter Challenge, any group can win in any...
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Shelters and Rescue Groups: Tell Us Your Name!

Many groups have realized that they entered some information wrong or they've moved or something else has changed since they first created their page in the Shelter Challenge.   In the new Shelter Challenge, they can do many updates themselves. But sometimes they need to write a request to us to update a zip code or add a 501c3 number.   If you need help like...
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Many New Groups Registered For Current Shelter Challenge

Many new groups and shelters were successfully activated for the Challenge today.   If you have not registered your group or shelter yet, here's a few ways to speed up the process:   Check and make sure that your group does not have a listing already before you start. You don't want to have multiple active listings as this could split your vote.* ...
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Adorable Is Extra Charming After Her Vaccination

Adorable (shown here) and her brother Imp were just two puppies who received their Bordatella vaccination courtesy of A Shot At Life .   A grant to Humane Society of Elmore County enabled the group to vaccinate two hundred puppies and dogs, including Adorable and Imp, against kennel cough earlier this year. The vaccination not only helped the puppies to stay healthy at the...
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Pet Beds And Vaccinations On The Way!

In May, 111 groups won pet beds like the ones shown here and 51 groups won vaccinations during the first voting round of the 2013 Shelter Challenge.   Petfinder Foundation has been working with these 162 organizations to verify shipping addresses, vaccination needs, and other information necessary to send out these prizes. It's been quite the task, since many...
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How To Find Your Shelter Or Group Page

After reading our instructions on how to update your shelter or rescue group's page , a few folks asked "how do I find my group's page to edit it?"     First, sign in using the official email registered for your group.   ( Click here if you've lost your password or want to register a different email address.)   Then go to SHELTER...
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Take Control Over Your Group's Individual Page

If you are the admin for your shelter or rescue group page in the Shelter Challenge, you can now control the information displayed.   Log into your account using the email and password that you registered with.  If you can't find that information, email challenge@theanimalrescuesite.com.   Please clearly identify yourself as the official representative of your...
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Five Winners Announced For Doggy Paddle Contest

Five organizations will receive $1,000 grants for participating in Doggy Paddle contest at the new ShelterChallenge.com.   The winners were: Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc., St Pauls, NC, United States Purrfect Pals, Arlington, WA, United States The Cat House on the Kings, Parlier, CA, United States Noah's Arks Rescue, Okatie, SC. United States CATS Cradle...
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More Animal Rescue Groups and Shelters Join the Challenge!

More groups and shelters have joined the Challenge. If you're an administrator who has successfully added a group, you should now be able to log in and edit your shelter page.   Just "Sign in" and start adding photos, information, and more.  Remember, you must use the email that you used for your shelter account, not your personal account, when signing in to be able to...
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Having Your Own Account Gives You More Information - And More Free-For-You Donations!

This is the "default picture" that appears on every registered shelter and rescue group page. The neat thing about the new Challenge is that once groups are registered (and remember to write down their password some place safe!), they can g o in and change this to anything that they want. Show off a kitten or puppy waiting for adoption. Make your own cute vote reminder. Tell people...
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Is YOUR shelter part of the NEW Shelter Challenge?

You might have noticed that there is a different group of participating shelters in the new Shelter Challenge!   This is because the new Challenge is a brand new program, and because the grant application process has been updated.  In order to make it all work, we need shelters to register in the new system. More shelters are signing up every day.  If you don't see...
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New Shelters And Rescue Groups Added Daily

Every day, more animal rescue groups are successfully registering their organizations for the shelter challenge.  Along with the hundreds that registered at Animal Care Expo in Nashville last month, voters now have more than 5,000 animal rescue groups and shelters to support.   If your favorite group hasn't registered yet, send them the link for the Shelter Challenge...
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Where Is The Shelter I Just Registered?

Are you a shelter administrator?   Have you created an account and registered your shelter in the Shelter Challenge, and you're now wondering where your shelter page is?   Don't worry!  Our staff at Shelter Challenge need to verify your shelter account before it is activated.  This is not the final verification process - our partners GreaterGood.org and...
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New Challenge Launches In June

The Animal Rescue Site’s popular Shelter Challenge relaunched in June with a completely new look and feel driven by user suggestions and comments.  Now organizations and their supporters can have greater control over how their group or shelter is presented and sharing their “voting page” at the Challenge. In the new Challenge, anyone can create their own account page and use it...
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Pocatello Covers Feral Cat Traps With Challenge Win

Thanks to supporters who voted every day in the first round of the 2013 Shelter Challenge at The Animal Rescue, the Pocatello Animal Shelter in Idaho received a $1,000 state prize. The shelter staff decided to use this grant to purchase canvas cat trap covers for the safe cat trapping program. The canvas covers are specially designed by the shelter to fit the safe cat traps, allowing...
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Winners Announced For First 2013 Shelter Challenge

More than 240 rescue groups in United States, Canada, and the Caribbean received letters in early May to let them know that they were winners in The Animal Rescue Site’s $100,000 Shelter+ Challenge with Petfinder.com The winning shelters and rescue groups received grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 as well as prizes such as vaccinations and fleece beds for pets in the care of these...
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