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The North Kingstown Pet Refuge won a $1,000 prize in The Animal Rescue Siteâ€™s Holiday $100,000 Shelter Challenge. This was the sixth online $100,000 challenge since 2008, the third this year, and Pet Refuge received the award for getting the most votes in the state during the contest period, thanks to its loyal supporters who were encouraged to vote daily. The contest ended in mid-December.
A complete list of winners can be found at The Animal Rescue Site, www.theanimalrescuesite.com.
â€śWhat a wonderful group of winners emerged in the Holiday Shelter Challenge,â€ť said Tim Ku-nin, CEO of The Animal Rescue Site. â€śThere are shelters and rescue groups from every state, as well as Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Canada and the Grand Bahamas.â€ť
The challenges have become one of The Animal Rescue Site's most popular activities. A new contest began Jan. 10. All of the animal welfare group participants must be members of Petfind-er.com, the largest online database of homeless pets on the Web. Pet Refuge posts itâ€™s adoptable pets online at "http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/RI23.html" www.petfinder.com/shelters/RI23.html.
â€śThe ARS Challenges offer Petfinder.com members a great way to connect with their commun-ities and winning is a tribute to what can be accomplished when a group works with its suppor-ters,â€ť Liz Neuschatz, executive director of the Petfinder.com Foundation said.
Since 2002, the Animal Rescue Site has provided funding to animal rescue charities through the company's innovative Click to Give(tm) program, direct donations through such site programs as Gifts That Give More(tm) and contributions paid for by items sold through The Animal Rescue Site's store. The Petfinder.com Foundation is one of the major beneficiaries of The Animal Rescue Site's Click to Give(tm) program.