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Center Point area pets go online

Friday, May 23, 2008

CENTER POINT -- 911 Pet Rescue Inc, Center Point, recently joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet.

The site currently has more than 250,000 homeless pets listed and it is updated continuously.

More than 10,800 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post pets on the site. 911 Pet Rescue Inc., rescue pets can be viewed at http://www.petfinder.com/-shelters/IN404....

A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the zip code entered.

Pet adoptions are handled by the local animal placement group where the pet is housed and each group has its own policies.

Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets.

Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 15 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.

Petfinder sponsors are The Animal Rescue Site, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, and

Merial, maker of the number one veterinary-recommended flea and tick preventative FRONTLINE(r), and heartworm preventative HEARTGARD(r).

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