Welcome to Pack Rescue! This week we launched a new program on Pack that's designed to help rescue organizations around the world help get the word out about the amazing work they do.
A Pack Rescue is a fan club, look book and donation tool all rolled into one and it's completely free. Most rescue organizations don't have dedicated marketing departments so we're providing a way for rescues to get the word out about their work. Once a rescue is approved they get a beautiful Pack page where their fans and community members can show off their own dogs, adopted dogs or dogs that still need a home. Think of it as a gathering place for everyone to share and show off (because who doesn't want to show off their dog!)
If you're a non-profit dog rescue (or know of a deserving one) you can also apply for your own Pack by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now for the fun part!
This past weekend we held our very first Pack Rescue event. Any rescue Pack that had more than 50 dogs in their Pack by Nov. 25th got to participate. Our community (that's YOU) helped us decide which dog rescue won by voting over Thanksgiving weekend. So are you ready?
The winner of our 2014 Thanksgiving Rescue Event is...
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Marley's Mutts was founded by Zach Skow who has a pretty amazing rescue story of his own. Marley's Mutts and their dedicated Mutt Militia save dogs of all kinds. Their motto is "All breeds, All creeds welcome" and they've rescued some of the most abused dogs in CA like Hooch who actually had his tongue cut out. The stories of Marley's Mutts are simply amazing and the work they do essential to an area that is over run with dogs that need spade and nurtured.
So a huge thank you for voting for Marley's Mutts. Zach says that "Our winnings will go to help spay and neuter dogs for families who can't afford it, in our continuing effort to fight ungodly euthanasia statistics in Kern County."
Join the Marley's Mutts Rescue Pack here.
We're also thrilled to share the work of our 5 runners-up...
Rockaway, New Jersey
Eleventh Hour Rescue literally saves dogs and cats from death row. Their volunteer staff which "gets paid in kisses, purrs and tail wags" rescues dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Their care, dedication and perseverance has saved countless lives. If you're near Rockaway, NJ learn about their volunteers and foster program.
Great Plains Pointer Rescue started out by helping displaced German Shorthairs and Pointers in Nebraska but quickly started helping in Iowa and Minnesota. They now have wonderful breed loving non paid volunteers in all states. Their main goal is to find loving and committed homes for all their dogs. Learn how you can volunteer or foster a German Pointer right here.
Waxhaw, North Carolina
Carolina P.A.W.S. (Pet Adoption & Welfare Society) is comprised of a network of compassionate Carolinians, all of whom are volunteers. Carolina P.A.W.S. rescues high risk animals that are often times starving or abused. Their mission is to rehabilitate and find loving permanent homes. Learn more about volunteering or fostering at Carolina P.A.W.S right here.
Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue is all about saving one husky at a time. Founded in 2009, dogs in their care receive medical attention, micro-chips and taken care of by a member of their wonderful foster team. You can learn about their adoption process on their website.
HURRAH (Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming) was Founded in April 2013 by Chrissy Clements. They are an independent, Auckland, New Zealand based dog rescue charity run solely by volunteers. Through fostering their goal is to rehabilitate dogs so that they can find their forever homes. If you're in New Zealand you can learn how you can help by visiting their website.
Thank you to everyone who voted in the Pack Thanksgiving event and for supporting all of our Pack Rescue organizations.
One last thing, we've also created a Top 40 list or our most active Rescue Pack right here. Share, join and love your favorites!