Michelson Found Animals, a nonprofit organization, has announced its second annual fundraising campaign designed to help reduce euthanasia in shelters. Last year, the Saving Pets Challenge raised more than $1 million. That money went toward programs whose goal it is to decrease the number of pets euthanized at shelters. This year, Found Animals is offering more incentives in the hopes that the amount raised this year will be higher.
“Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge, we wanted to bring back the campaign with bigger and better prizes to continue to make strides in reducing the number of pets euthanized each year,” Michelson Found Animals Executive Director Aimee Gilbreath said. “We understand that saving pets takes money, so we’re here to help organizations large and small make an even larger impact in their local communities.”
This fundraising campaign offers animal welfare organizations the chance to win weekly prizes worth a total of $25,000. The organization that raises the most money to help at-risk animals will receive a grant of $50,000. The second place organization will receive a $20,000 grant. Third, fourth and fifth place organizations will each get grants of $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000, respectively.
Animal welfare organizations are asked to sign up to raise money for any project that has a goal of reducing the number of shelter pets who are euthanized. To enter, apply for the challenge via CrowdRise before the challenge begins on May 4, 2015. The challenge ends on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 1:59:59 p.m. EST.
To find out more about the challenge, visit the Saving Pets Challenge CrowdRise page.