SOURCE: The Animal Rescue Site

November 28, 2005 11:37 ET

The Animal Rescue Site Helps Petfinder.com Care for Animals Rescued From Disasters

Petfinder.com Foundation Welcomed as New Beneficiary of 'Click to Give' Site

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com) and the Petfinder.com Foundation have joined forces to connect rescued animals with families everywhere. Petfinder.com Foundation becomes the newest non-profit partner in The Animal Rescue Site's family of charitable organizations working to foster pet adoption and serve shelter animals.

With recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing displacement and injury of pets, Petfinder.com (www.petfinder.com) has become the critical link for those searching for lost animals and others looking to adopt rescued pets. The Petfinder.com Foundation will use money provided by clicks on The Animal Rescue Site to provide care for rescued animals and 9,000 shelter partners. What's more is The Animal Rescue Site will now offer Petfinder.com branded merchandise along with its wide array of products and as always, a portion of all sales benefits animals in need.

About Petfinder.com

Petfinder.com is an on-line database of animals that need homes and a directory of over 9,000 animal shelters across the US, Canada and Mexico. Its mission is to use Internet technology and its resources to increase public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets and to enhance the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America. Petfinder.com has helped place almost 10 million pets in new homes since 1996.

About The Animal Rescue Site

The Animal Rescue Site was founded to help feed and care for some of the millions of unwanted animals given to shelters every year. Since its launch in July of 2002, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and is one of the largest animal welfare Internet sites, with over one million visitors weekly.

With the simple, daily click of the purple "Feed an Animal in Need" button, visitors fund bowls of food for formerly neglected or abused animals now living in shelters or sanctuaries. Visitors pay nothing. Site sponsors pay for all funding, which benefits three leading animal welfare charities: The Fund for Animals, North Shore Animal League America and now Petfinder.com Foundation.

The Animal Rescue Site is part of the GreaterGood Network, which includes TheBreastCancerSite.com (www.thebreastcancersite.com) and TheHungerSite.com (www.thehungersite.com), which was the first "Click-to-Give" Internet Site. Millions of dollars have been raised for charity through the free clicks on these sites since 1999.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jennifer Porter
    The Animal Rescue Site
    206.604.6465
    Email Contact