Online group helps locate adorable pets

Written by Nicholas Serrano. Posted in Business, Business Spotlight

Published on November 23, 2011 with No Comments

G/B Rescue Group, Portage, has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 359,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously.

More than 13,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on the site.

A potential adopter enters search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to the Zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies.

Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.

Sponsors include The Animal Rescue Site, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, PetFirst Healthcare, the exclusive pet insurance provider for Petfinder.com, Merial, maker of the No. 1 veterinary-recommended flea and tick preventative, FRONTLINE, and heartworm preventative, HEARTGARD, And HomeAgain, a microchip and pet recovery service.

For more information, call Kim Saunders, Petfinder.com, 908-810-1976 or the G/B Rescue Group, 219-940-9749, e-mail jester.1gilbert@comcast.net, or, for a complete list of shelter and rescue groups in your area, visit www.petfinder.com and scroll down the left column to “Find Animal Welfare Groups.”

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