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The Animal Rescue Site Challenge $300,000 Shelter Challenge with Petfinder


You can help Sacramento County Animal Care and LAPCATS win!

Please visit the Animal Rescue site every day and vote for Sacramento County Animal Care and Regulation, LAPCATS’ parent organization. The Animal Rescue site is giving away grants totaling $300,000 and we would love to receive some of those funds.

What is this $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge, anyway?
The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2011 – with is a contest in which more than 12,000 eligible member rescue organizations compete to win grants of $1,000 to $5,000. If you support us, your daily vote can help us win! Click here for more information!


The Challenge began on April 4, 2011, and ends at midnight (PT) on June 19, 2011. There will be other voting rounds throughout the year – more chances for organizations to win. The more friends you can rally to vote for your favorite rescue organization, the better its chances of winning. Every vote, every day counts; shelters can pull ahead even during the last few days with enough support. Get people involved! Your favorite rescue organization is counting on you!

Sixty-eight (68) grants will be awarded for a total of $75,000 to eligible members during the first voting round of the 2011 Challenge. Final prizes will go to the eligible organization with the highest accumulative votes for the duration of the Challenge as specified in the rules.

The Prizes Are:
Grand Prize:  One $5,000 grant!
*Spring Romp Photo Contest:  Three $2,000 grants!
State Winners*:  Fifty-one $1,000 state grants
(50 U.S. states and Washington D.C.)
Canadian Winners*:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
International Winner*:  One $1,000 grant will be awarded.
Weekly Winners*  Eleven $1,000 grants will be awarded, one for each week of this voting round of the Shelter+ Challenge.

If you enjoy taking photographs, consider entering the Spring Romp Photo Contest*.  Anyone over eighteen years old can submit a photo of a rescue pet. Whether one pet, all your pets, or you and your pets, all original photos featuring rescue pets are welcome.  Be creative!  Only one photo per person can be submitted for this contest, so if you have several photos that you are considering, please choose your favorite. Your photo can be any size to be eligible, but needs to be large enough to see the subject(s) easily on a computer screen.

There are two phases to the contest: The first phase is photo submission. Then, after ten finalists are chosen by The Animal Rescue Site, voting for the final winners will occur. Please see the contest rules for full details.

If your photo is chosen as one of the 10 finalists, you can increase your chances of winning by spreading the word about the contest to all of your family and friends. Try to get everyone you know to come to The Animal Rescue Site and vote for your photo. The more people you tell, the greater your chance of winning the contest.

Good luck and thank you for your support!


April 21, 2011 - Posted by | Events, Fundraising, PetFinder, SCACR | , , , , , , , , ,

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