Saving Pets Challenge 2015

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Saving Pets Challenge 2015

Could your organization use more money to save more pets?  We know, that’s a dumb question – of course you could!

That’s why we’re so excited to announce the Saving Pets Challenge is back!

Found Animals is partnering once again with CrowdRise for the 2015 installment of the successful million dollar fundraising campaign.  In 2014, animal welfare organizations helped to raise over $1 Million with the goal of reducing shelter pet euthanasia by raising funds to support new or existing life-saving programs.

Who is Eligible for the Saving Pets Challenge?

Nonprofit animal welfare organizations like private rescue groups, humane societies, low cost spay/neuter clinics and municipal sheltering agencies are eligible to participate.

How do I enter?

Fill out the quick online application here. CrowdRise will then contact you to let you know whether or not you’ve been accepted into the Challenge.

I’m Approved! Now what?

  1. CrowdRise creates an account for you. Now for the fun part…

  2. Customize your fundraising page telling your organization’s story. Add cute photos/videos and a fundraising goal. Be compelling.

  3. Check your email. We’ll be sending you regular updates and news throughout the Challenge.  There may even be a few surprises…

  4. Attend a Webinar. CrowdRise will be hosting 2 very important webinars (VIW’s) for organizations accepted into the Challenge.

  5. Gear up and tell all your friends/staff/donors/supporters that you’re participating in the Challenge and you need their help,  Recruit teams to help you raise funds.

  6. Fundraising begins May 4.  Ask for Donations! Rally your supporters using CrowdRise’s charity toolkit and proven communication plan. Use their customized email templates to maximize your fundraising efforts.

What’s at stake here?

Cash grant prizes to the top 5 fundraisers totaling over $90,000.  Here’s the breakdown;

  • 1st place gets $50,000

  • 2nd place gets 20,000

  • 3rd place gets $10,000

  • 4th place gets $7,500

  • 5th place gets $5,000

Oh, and we’ll also be throwing in another $25,000 in weekly ‘Bonus Challenges’ for which ALL participants are eligible, not just the top raisers. And if that weren’t enough, this year we’re bringing out the big paws with a bunch of really cool, non-cash prizes and incentives for organizations and donors alike.  Did we mention that you get to keep all the money you raise?

Why are you doing this?

Because Found Animals is all about the big ideas and our overarching mission is to reduce the number of pets euthanized in shelters each year. We know that saving pets takes money, and we’re here to help. There really is no catch.

In a nutshell:

  • Whether your focus is cats or dogs, Trap-Neuter-Return, spay/neuter, adoptions or surrender prevention, if you’re on the front lines of supporting companion animals and increasing live releases in your community, AND you’re a nonprofit or municipal sheltering agency, this Challenge is for you.

  • Registration is now open. Applying early means you can plan ahead and take advantage of every opportunity CrowdRise and Found Animals will make available to you.

  • The Saving Pets Challenge launches on Monday, May 4, at 12:00 pm ET and runs through Friday, June 5, at 1:59:59 pm ET.

  • Over $100,000 in cash grant prizes up for grabs.

  • Organizations get to keep all of the money they raise.

Sign up for the Challenge now at to raise more money than you ever thought possible. We’ll tell you exactly how to do it.  If you have any questions, email the folks at CrowdRise anytime at

Good Luck!

Related Links:

Saving Pets Challenge Launches Today!

Saving Pets Challenge – First Bonus Challenge Winner Announced

Saving Pets Challenge – Second Bonus Challenge Winner Announced

Together, We Raised Over One Million Dollars for Companion Animals