Petfinder.com is launching its first ever “Big Birthday Adoption Event” this weekend with a goal of finding homes for 15,000 pets.
“We are so proud of the more than 17 million adoptions we have helped facilitate since we started Petfinder.com,” said Betsy Banks Saul, who founded the organization with Jared Saul in 1996. “To honor that amazing accomplishment, we want to do something really big and impactful to once again shine the spotlight on adoption."
So far, nearly 1,500 shelters and rescue groups have agreed to participate by hosting an adoption event at their facility, or by joining other adoption organizations in their community.
Visit http://petfinder.com/birthday to see a list of participating shelters and rescue groups near you.
If you can't adopt but still want to help shelters and rescue groups you can donate much needed funds or supplies to your local shelter or rescue group. A donation of $15 to the Petfinder.com Foundation will help work toward the Foundation’s goal of supporting thousands of animal welfare organizations by providing direct funding, as well as training, education and grants of equipment and supplies. Donations to the Foundation can be made at http://petfinder.com/birthday.