In these uncertain times, animal shelters can take a double hit. First, when finances are tight, charitable giving is one of the first things to go and many animal shelters depend on donations to cover operating expenses. Second, the mortgage cirsis has led to an increased number of animals being abandoned and sent to shelters. That’s why this special contest couldn’t come at a better time. The folks at Care2.com created America’s Favorite Animal Shelter Contest to reward the shelters and rescue groups who work tirelessly to care for homeless animals, and raise awareness about the importance of supporting pet adoptions and taking action to save animalsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ lives. Care2 will donate a total of $15,000 to the local animal shelters or rescue groups with the most votes.
1st Prize: $10,000
2nd Prize: $3,000
3rd Prize: $1,000
4th and 5th Prizes: $500 each
And the folks at Adopt-a-Pet.com are sponsoring these great prizes:
- A $1,000 donation to a randomly selected participating shelter each week for five weeks.
- Recruiters Rewards: The 20 contest participants who recruit the most friends to vote for their favorite shelter will receive a $50 gift certificate for pet products sponsored by Adopt-a-Pet.com as special thank-you gifts.
So vote now for your favorite animal shelter! The contest ends on November 1, 2008.