Petfinder Foundation announced the winners of the MyRescue.dog fundraising campaign, a month-long effort to celebrate rescue dogs and raise funds for the shelters and rescue organizations that save them.
The “top dog,” a dachshund named Cora-Bella, won a $25,000 donation for Midwest Dachshund Rescue based in Highland,IN
Lori Biesboer, president of Midwest Dachshund Rescue is quoted in a press release saying:
“Our mission is to take in as many homeless and medically needy dachshunds as we can. Cora-Bella came into our care when her elderly owner passed away. We’ve nicknamed Cora-Bella ‘Fluffy Dumpling’ because she is such a sweetie and so full of life. She and other dogs like her deserve every chance we can give them, to lead healthy, happy lives.”
The 13-year old rescue is a foster-based, all-volunteer, 501c3 organization with a presence in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.
In 2014, the organization saved 262 dogs.
MyRescue.dog fundraising campaign, dog lovers across the country submitted over 20,000 rescue dog images and voters cast over 500,000 votes for their favorite pups.
Each posted picture and vote cast generated a donation to Petfinder Foundation up to the fundraising goal of $100,000.
The shelter of the dog that received the most votes was awarded $25,000 and the next 15, will divide the other $75,000 equally
The 15 runners-up are:
- Athena, Rescue from the Hart in Los Angeles, CA
- Bailey, Everglades Angels Dog Rescue in Pompano Beach, FL
- Benjamin, Adopt A Boxer Rescue in Dickson City, PA
- Gremmy, National Mill Dog Rescue in Black Forest, CO
- JoJo, NMDOG in Rio Rancho, NM
- Jordan, Hope for Paws Rescue in Los Angeles, CA
- Karma, Legacy Boxer Rescue in Texas
- Leia, Reggie’s Friends in Dallas, TX
- Meatball, City of Elderly Love in Philadelphia, PA
- Nugget, Arizona Pug Adoption & Rescue Network in Mesa, AZ
- Phil, New York Bully Crew in Long Island, NY
- Roosevelt, The Bickell Foundation in Chicago, IL
- Savannah, Imagine Pet Rescue in Savannah, GA
- Slater, Hope Animal Rescues in Godfrey, IL
- Virgil, Wire Fox Terrier Rescue Midwest in Dumont, IA
To see all of the beloved rescue dogs, visit MyRescue.dog.
The Petfinder Foundation assists the 12,000+ animal shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com.
A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Petfinder Foundation helps adoption organizations find homes for the pets in their care through its Sponsor A Pet, Disaster and Emergency Response, Quality of Life and other programs.
Since its founding in 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to shelters and rescue groups in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more about the Petfinder Foundation, please visit www.petfinderfoundation.com