Monday, February 6, 2017

Caring Causes: PoundWishes Sweetheart Grant

PoundWishes, one of the world’s largest fundraising platform for animal shelters and rescues, announced yesterday their “PoundWishes Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Grant” Fundraising Competition as a way to show a little love to your favorite animal shelter or rescue this season.  And it is just in time for Valentine’s Day.   The “PoundWishes Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Grant” Fundraising Competition provides animal shelters and rescues with an opportunity to win a $2,500 grant for first prize and a $1,000 grant for second prize from the PoundWishes Foundation.  

Here is how the competition works. Each time a consumer purchases a PoundWishes Gift Card  they can VOTE for their favorite shelter or rescue, and that organization will receive 1 point for every gift card purchased. They then can give or spend the gift card however they choose.The animal shelter or rescue with the most points will win a grant of $2,500 from the PoundWishes Foundation, the second place winner receives a $1,000 grant. The contest started January 26, 2017 and ends midnight February 14, 2017.  It is up to each shelter to market to their donors to get the most points.   

John Hussey, CEO, PoundWishes states, “Valentine’s Season is the season of love, not just for lovers, but for all those around us, including our furry friends.  The PoundWishes Foundation is providing a $2,500 grant for first place winner and $1,000 grant to the second place winner to the PoundWishes animal shelter or rescue that takes that extra step in raising money for their shelter animals.”  Hussey also asks, “We invite you to spread the word by posting this event on your social media sites, like Facebook, and letting your favorite pet shelter or animal rescue aware of this opportunity.”  For your favorite shelter to register on PoundWishes, send them to PoundWishes.Com/Sweetheart Grant or to PoundWishes profile to register their organization. They will find all the tools they need to start saving their pets in distress with a supportive PoundWishes team, and a well-organized and well-marketed fund raising campaign.  PoundWishes is here to help save them all. Contest rules, terms and conditions can be found at

PoundWishes is proud of its efforts in PoundWishes Pet Adoption Program.  To learn more about how you can spread the love this Valentine’s Day by adopting a pet who needs a home, go to

PoundWishes Successes:
  • PoundWishes has helped raise nearly $1M dollars since launch by working with shelters and rescues (SARs) to promote their individual fundraising campaigns. We’ve also helped save over 500 pets alone in only 10 months by working with shelters and rescues (SARs) to promoting their individual fundraising campaigns.
  • In less than 1 year, PoundWishes has received over 4.5 million viewers and almost 40 million page views online from those interested in helping animals.
  • PoundWishes has attracted more than 6,000 donors to its site who have actively donated to these fundraising campaigns.

Things You May Not Know About Pets in Need*
  • Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year
  • 2.7 million animals are euthanized (31%)
  • Another 2.7 million (35%) shelter animals are adopted each year
  • 650,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners
  • Of the dogs entering shelters, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs who came in as strays are returned to their owner.
  • Of the cats entering shelters, approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% of cats who came in as strays are returned to their owners.
About PoundWishes:
PoundWishes is one of the world’s largest and most powerful software and interactive platform designed to be used by pet shelters and rescues (SARS) to improve and manage their fundraising abilities, utilize the power of networking to help them get their pets adopted and raise money for their causes. PoundWishes welcomes all types of dog and cat rescues and animal shelters. The website also features interactive search capabilities such as the puppy finder as seen at that allows users to search with a variety of filters. Follow these links to adopt a pet, PoundWishes Adoption, to support PoundWishes Weekly Wish, or to share on social media, PoundWishes on Twitter at #PoundWishes, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

*Data provided by the ASPCA Statistics.

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