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Humane Society receives grant from Petfinder.com Foundation

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Clay County Humane Society recently received a $1,000 grant from the Petfinder.com Foundation to purchase FVRCP vaccine to inoculate all its cats and kittens for approximately one year.

FVRCP protects against three contagious feline diseases, including rhinotracheitis, calcivirus and panleukopenia.

"When these diseases occur in a shelter setting, the outcome is devastating," Petfinder.com Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Neuschatz said. "Otherwise, adoptable cats and kittens are often euthanized to stop the spread of the disease. The key to stopping this scourge is prevention, and that's the aim of these vaccine grants."

The grants are part of the Petfinder.com Foundation's Care and Feeding Program. Funding is made possible through the Foundation's partnership with The Animal Rescue Site's Click to Give program and individual donations.

"It's gratifying to be part of a program that can make such a difference for shelter pets," CEO of The Animal Rescue Site Tim Kunin said. "FVRCP vaccines have the potential to save hundreds, if not thousands of lives."

To qualify for a grant, a shelter had to be a member in good standing of Petfinder.com, the foremost online database of homeless pets. Clay County Humane Society posts its adoptable pets at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IN26.h....

The Petfinder.com Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was created in 2003 to assist adoption partners through problem solving, fundraising and providing relief in times of stress or disaster.

Its mission is to ensure that no pet is euthanized for lack of a home.

Since 2002, The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com) has provided funding to animal rescue charities through the company's innovative Click to Give™ program, direct donations through such site programs as Gifts That Gave More™ and contributions paid for by items sold through The Animal Rescue Site's store.

The Petfinder Foundation is one of the major beneficiaries of The Animal Rescue Site's Click to Give™ program.


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I am so thankful for that. Our shelter seems to get overlooked on many things. It's had it's share of bad luck, some self inflicted & some not, but either way, it's the animals that pay the price.

-- Posted by th1953 on Wed, Aug 4, 2010, at 9:09 PM


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