When it comes to animal organizations and rescues, they all hold a place in my heart. Being involved with animal rescue for most of my life, it is very hard to pick a favorite mainly because anyone who is helping homeless animals is on the same ‘team’ so to speak.
One of my many favorite National Rescue organizations is The Pedigree Foundation, founded by the Pedigree Brand (parent company, MARS) in 2007 to further the mission of the Pedigree Adoption Drive, which started in 2005. The Pedigree Adoption Drive is an annual event active in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland that helps raise awareness and funds for homeless dogs in need. The Pedigree Foundation was founded to help further that cause and help animal rescues and shelters.
While the efforts of other national organizations are tremendous and nothing that I would ever look down upon; I chose the Pedigree Foundation because of their efforts supporting local shelters across the country. Their efforts show in their 2012 Annual report that of the 1.3 Million dollars raised and given to animal shelters and rescues, 43% of organizations used the funds for spay and neutering, a key role in helping reduce the pet population and animals who end up in animal shelters.
Because Pedigree is a nationally recognized name and brand, they also have a lot of influence with the general public. They have partnered with stars such as country music star Carrie Underwood and actress and long-time animal activist Betty White for advertisements to help spread awareness to animal overpopulation and the need for people to consider animal adoption.
In 2011, the Pedigree Foundation provided over 1,000 grants to animal shelters and rescue organizations across the country (the full list can be seen on PedigreeFoundation.org)
Having been in the animal business since childhood, then getting engaged to a tech fanatic later in life, it was inevitable that a site like this would come to fruition. I love animals of all shapes and sizes, particularly dogs. We have two dogs of our own at the moment, a Spaniel Mix named Padfoot and a Great Dane named Nymphadora Tonks. For more info, check out the About page.