Would you like to help MY animal rescue organization this time?
Girlofscience had such a tremendous response to her request for fellow Flutherites to vote for the animal rescue organization for which she volunteers, that I have asked if she would mind if I ask you all to do the same for an aminal rescue organization I would like to support.
It is called St. Francis of Asisi Animal Rescue and they are located in Forest Lake, MN, a northern suburb of the Twin Cities area. I just adopted a new kitten from there less than two weeks ago, and was mightily impressed by their organization. The forms we had to fill out were very thorough, they left no stone unturned in making sure we were a good match for this kitten. We had to agree to many things such as promising not to give the kitten to anyone else, to have him seen at a vet within 2 weeks, not to have him declawed, etc., and we are held to this standard…they do occassionally check up on their adopted pets (they have already called us to follow up), and they will take the animals back if you are ever convicted of animal abuse or don’t adhere to their regulations. They took excellent care of this kitten while he was in their custody and made sure he’d had all his vaccinations, heartworm, was tested for feline leukemia, was neutered, etc. before they allowed us to adopt him. My point is, they clearly a) knew what they were doing and b) had the best interest of the animal at heart. I was very happy to adopt from them, and I found their adoption fee to be very modest (less than I would have had to have paid to have all those tests and procedures performed on a stray).
Care2, the same organization which ran this contest before, is sponsoring a new contest, where they will be giving away a total of $25,000 to shelters. The top prize is $10,000, but they have a 2nd and 3rd place prize of $1,000, and will give away $500 to the shelters which place 4th through 20th. Also, every week of the contest, they will be giving away $500 to one random shelter (they will be drawing names out of all the shelters that get 5 or more votes in that week). They are also giving away $50 pet supply gift cards to the 20 top recruiters.
Anyway, here’s the link:
Just go there and sign up, you can only sign up one time and there are security measures to keep you honest this time around. And again, lurve to everyone who posts saying they signed up!
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