All Paws Rescue Voting

 

pawprint.pngAll Paws Rescue INC. Calls On Community to Vote for Group In Efforts to Win $10k from Care2, prize and other winnings to help animal shelter or rescue group bring more services and awareness to animals in need

 

 

 

Saint Charles, MO, October 9, 2008 – All Paws Rescue, Inc. has the opportunity to win $10,000 with local community support. Care2’s “America’s Favorite Animal Shelter” contest will award voters’ favorite local animal shelter or rescue group the grand prize, which will go a long way to help All Paws provided medical and daily care for abandoned, stray and neglected animals, with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving forever homes. 

Care2 (www.care2.com), the largest online community of people passionate about making a difference, is holding the contest with Adopt-a-Pet.com to bring public awareness about the plight of homeless dogs and cats, as well as recognize animal shelters and rescue groups for their outstanding efforts in animal welfare.

In addition to the grand prize, Care2 is awarding $3,000, $1,000 and two prizes of $500 to the four runner-ups respectively. The winner of the contest is determined by its local citizens and supporters, who can vote for their shelter or group by going to http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/71211. At this site, people can also invite their friends (via email) to vote for that same favorite shelter.

The contest aims to raise awareness about the importance of supporting pet adoptions and taking action to save homeless animals’ lives. All participating animal shelters and rescue groups, including All Paws, are part of the Adopt-a-Pet.com network.

All Paws has seen an increase in abandoned animals as well as an increase in cost in the past year. The grand price of $10,000 would help All Paws to continue their mission of caring for, healing and adopting the rescued animals, as well as helping to educating the public.

 “We commend groups, like All Paws, which support the welfare of animals,” said Randy Paynter, CEO and founder of Care2. “We are excited to work with Adopt-a-Pet.com’s network of shelters and rescue groups to support a cause that really matters to our members and so many others – the welfare and adoption of animals.”

“Ten thousand dollars would make a huge impact on the kinds of support we can provide to our animals,” said Heather Everett, volunteer, All Paws. “We encourage all of our local supporters and citizens to visit the web site and vote for us.”


 

All Paws Rescue Inc. Calls on Community

October 8, 2008

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How The Contest Works:

The contest runs from September 22 through November 1, 2008 on Care2.com’s website. Anyone can simply go to http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest and vote for their favorite shelter or rescue group. The shelter or group that receives the most votes nationwide wins the grand prize of $10,000.

Additionally, Care2 is giving away a total of $5,000 to the next four groups with the highest votes. And Adopt-a-Pet.com is awarding prizes of $1,000 at random each week during the contest period to ensure every shelter and rescue group has a chance to win, providing All Paws another opportunity to support its causes.

Shelter supporters can also invite their friends and encourage them to vote for All Paws.  The results of votes for shelters and groups are updated in real-time. The 20 people who recruit the most friends to vote will receive a $50 gift certificate sponsored by Adopt-a-Pet.com. Visitors can keep track of who has recruited the most people to vote for their favorite shelters at http://www.care2.com/animalsheltercontest/71211.

 

About All Paws

All Paws Rescue, Inc. was founded in 2003, as an all volunteer, non-profit, foster home, animal rescue organization. We are an IRS certified charity, licensed by the state of Missouri. Although we are presently based in St. Charles County, our scope of operation extends into neighboring counties.

About Care2

With more than 9.4 million members and 350 nonprofit partners worldwide, Care2 is the largest and most trusted action and information site for people who want to make the world a healthier, greener and better place to live. Founded in 1998, Care2 has featured nearly 244,000 petitions created by the site and its members, collecting more than 28 million signatures on timely and important issues, ranging from wildlife conservation to healthcare to human rights. Please visit the Care2 community at www.care2.com.

About Adopt-a-Pet.com 

Adopt-a-Pet.com is a non-profit pet adoption charity that helps shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free.

 

Contact:

All Paws Rescue, Inc.

Heather Everett

314.363.5667

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