Pets Alive takes animal rescue seriously. So seriously that they’re asking their supporters to do their part in rescuing animals by helping them win the Saving Pets Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched on May 4 by Michelson Found Animals. This foundation will donate over $115,000 to organizations benefiting animal welfare organizations dedicated to decreasing shelter pet euthanasia, with $50,000 as the grand prize donation to the organization that raises the most money during the 5-week Challenge that concludes on June 5.
Pets Alive goes to great lengths to help animals at risk of euthanasia. Take Midnight. He was rescued from Animal Care and Control in New York City, where he was on the “kill list” because he had a cold. Pets Alive saved him just before he was to be euthanized. There are many Midnights that Pets Alive aims to help that end up in similar situations – but it all takes money.
Pets Alive is a no kill animal sanctuary with locations in Middletown, NY and Elmsford, NY. In 2014, they saved 1,405 cats, dogs and farm animals from life-threatening circumstances, and they found forever homes for 1,472 animals. It was through private donations from generous people and organizations that they were able to achieve this accomplishment.
“We are constantly fundraising to make ends meet so we can continue our work of rescuing animals that often have no other hope for life,” said Mary Ann Bopp, Development Director at
Pets Alive. “Raising enough money in this campaign to win one of the top prizes would have a huge impact on our ability to save even more animals from harm’s way.”
Anyone can make a donation or join Pets Alive’s fundraising team. Visit their Challenge website at www.crowdrise.com/petsalive-savingpets2015. All donations must be made by 2:00 p.m. ET on June 5 when the Challenge concludes.
About Pets Alive
Pets Alive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity operating solely on individual donations, receiving no funding from city or state. Their sanctuaries are located at 363 Derby Road, Middletown, NY and 100 Warehouse Lane South, Elmsford, NY. For information about the Middletown sanctuary, visit petsalive.org and follow them on Facebook.com/PetsAlive and Twitter.com/PetsAlive. For more information about Pets Alive Westchester, visit petsalivewest.org, and follow them at Facebook.com/petsalivew and Twitter.com/PetsAliveWest.