Each year, five out of every ten dogs in shelters across the United States are euthanized for the simple reason that no one is there to adopt them. Nationwide, there were an estimated 6–8 million new pets added to the shelter system this year. The Petfinder Foundation is a nonprofit charity whose mission is to ensure that no pet is euthanized for lack of a home. Founded in 2003, the foundation helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster, and working to make shelters across the country more sustainable.
The foundation supports more than 14,000 animal-welfare organizations, providing direct funding, as well as training, education, and grants of equipment and supplies so that homeless pets have happier lives. Since 2003, The Petfinder Foundation gave more than $20 million in grants to support adoption, but the need is great, and with your support we will continue to expand their work.
You can help. As part of our global commitment to protect nature, The Orvis Company has again partnered with The Petfinder Foundation in a matching-funds grant with a total goal of $60,000 in 2013. We exceeded this goal in 2012 and hope to do it again this year! Your contribution is matched by Orvis—dollar for dollar, up to $30,000—to double your donation. Your $100 contribution becomes $200!
Please donate today. Send your check to The Petfinder Foundation, c/o The Orvis Company, 178 Conservation Way, Sunderland, VT 05250 or donate online.
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