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Area organization joins Petfinder.com

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Matt Moss
CLAY CITY -- With the hope of making pet adoption easier, Clay City-based Wabash Valley Animal Rescue League, Inc., recently joined other animal welfare organizations which list homeless pets on the Internet.

According to a press release, the organization joined Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet.

Matt Moss, who operates the county organization, said joining Petfinder.com will help get adoptable pets to families.

"I created the organization," Moss said. "We've got volunteers as far away as Louisville."

The Wabash Valley Animal Rescue League, Inc., was established nearly one month ago. Moss said the not-for-profit organization is currently raising money to create a building, which may be housed in Clay City.

He added the organization is using the foster home method to house animals at the moment.

Moss said the organization has matched seven animals with families in the past two weeks.

"We've adopted in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio so far," he said, "all off of Petfinder.com. Right now, we're sticking with small breed dogs.

"(Petfinder.com) really gets the animals out there so people can see them."

Petfinder.com currently has more than 250,000 homeless pets listed and is updated on a continual basis. More than 10,000 animal welfare organizations in the United States post pets on the site.

According to a press release, potential adopters may enter search criteria for the kind of pet they want and a list is returned that ranks the pet in proximity to the zip code entered.

Petfinder.com was created in 1996 by Jared and Betsy Saul. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 15 million adoptions.

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