This information. and much more, can be found at The Animal Rescue Site.
Hi! I'm writing to tell you about The Animal Rescue Site $300,000 Shelter+ Challenge of 2012 - together with Petfinder. The Animal Rescue Site is awarding $300,000 in grants to eligible Petfinder.com member rescue organizations to help animals. The grand prize in each voting round is a $5,000 grant, and there are many other prizes! Visit The Animal Rescue Site to vote every day and learn more. You don't have to register, and voting is FREE! Support your favorite shelter and vote today!
How long is the Challenge, and how can we increase our chances?
This voting round begins on January 9, 2012, and ends at midnight (PT) on March 18, 2012. There will be other voting rounds throughout the year - more chances for your organization 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!
What kind of grant could my shelter win?
Seventy (70) grants will be awarded for a total of $75,000 to eligible Petfinder.com members during the very first voting round of the 2012 Challenge. The grand prize will go to the eligible Petfinder.com 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!
Dark Horse Grand Prize: One $2,000 grant!
Dark Horse Runners Up: Five $1,000 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: Ten $1,000 grants will be awarded, one for each week of this voting round of the Shelter+ Challenge.