Michelson Found Animals Begins Fundraising Campaign

October 2, 2014

Michelson Found Animals, an independently funded non-profit, has launched the Michelson Found Animals’ Saving Pets Challenge that will protect at-risk dogs and cats from being euthanized in shelters.

Michelson Found Animals is awarding $100,000 in grants to help their fellow nonprofits. Now, 140 organizations across the country started fundraising this week and have already raised over $65,000.

Michelson Found Animals will award the organization that raises the most money to help at-risk animals with a $50,000 grant; second place will win $20,000, and third place will win $10,000. Teams will also have the opportunity to receive up to another $20,000 in funds by participating in weekly Bonus Challenges.

“As a non-profit on a mission to reduce shelter euthanasia, Found Animals understands the financial needs of other animal-welfare organizations,” said Aimee Gilbreath, executive director at Found Animals. “We hope that by providing an incentive for animal welfare charities to use the CrowdRise platform they will continue to use it to create new programs, initiatives, and tools that benefit pets in their communities long after the Challenge has ended.”

The fundraising period ends Thursdsay, October 30.

For more information, please visit www.crowdrise.com/SavingPetsChallenge

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