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Local animal rescue joins ‘Petfinder'

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013

HOPE Acres Rescue in Moncks Corner has joined thousands of animal welfare organizations across North America and beyond that list their homeless pets on Petfinder, the online leader in responsible pet adoptions.

Petfinder, the largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, has been committed to animal welfare and rescue organizations dedicated to the cause since its founding in 1996.

Approximately 14,000 rescues and shelters leverage Petfinder’s website, Petfinder.com, and mobile apps to connect homeless pets with prospective pet adopters. To get started, a potential adopter simply enters his or her search criteria and a list is returned that ranks the pets by proximity to the location entered. Adoptions are carried out by the animal placement group that is caring for the pet selected, following its policies.

Petfinder was established as a grassroots project by Betsy Banks Saul and Jared Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets.

Since its inception, the website has facilitated more than 21 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.

Additionally, Petfinder is a digital destination for pet owners, providing resources on pet care, health and training while helping to provide happy, lifelong relationships.

Petfinder is owned by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets.

The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri. Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

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