SEATTLE, July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- When Pluto the dog was abandoned at a pet rescue in South Florida, his back legs were paralyzed and he was unable to walk. But because of national non-profit GreaterGood.org's Rescue Bank program, which provides food donations to the rescue and hundreds of others across the country, the Florida shelter saves about $3,000 each month, allowing it to afford a special rehabilitation for Pluto. Now the miracle dog has overcome the odds and is walking again on his own. Animal cause industry leaders The Animal Rescue Site and GreaterGood.org are teaming up to help even more rescue pets like Pluto by launching the world's first ever 'National Feed a Rescue Pet Week,' taking place July 24-30, 2017.
The organizations are calling on pet lovers to help feed furry friends in need—and keep tails wagging across the country—during National Feed a Rescue Pet Week by visiting FeedARescuePet.com and donating to the cause. Just a $10 donation provides 400 meals for shelter and rescue pets and saves rescues $170 in food costs. Organizers aim to raise enough money during the holiday week to provide three million meals to animals across the country. The fundraiser is a celebration of The Animal Rescue Site's 15-year anniversary and GreaterGood.org's 10-year anniversary, both this year.
"Rescue Bank's food donation program has a significant impact. By providing consistent and nutritious meals, rescues are able to free up scarce funds for vaccines, spay/neutering and other expenses needed for animal care," said Elizabeth Asher, Executive Director of the Rescue Bank program. "We are passionate about helping people who care for animals; we see the amazing work they do to save starved, abused and homeless animals. Providing food so they can save as many pets as possible drives us to do more every day."
No other charitable organization has fed as many rescue pets as GreaterGood.org's Rescue Bank, in partnership with The Animal Rescue site. Since 2007, the program has distributed more than 200 million meals to dogs, cats, and other animals in need and expects to surpass a quarter of a billion meals by year's end.
In addition to providing a direct donation at FeedARescuePet.com, animal-lovers can contribute to the cause by clicking, shopping, and sharing from the site.
About Rescue Bank
As a Signature Program of GreaterGood.org, Rescue Bank benefits from donations made at TheAnimalRescueSite.com. This support helps the program grant donated pet food and supplies to smaller, less visible non-profits that have limited access to resources. Rescue Bank operates on the national food bank model, accepting food donations from manufacturers, distributors or retailers. Every dollar donated to the Rescue Bank program saves a rescue $17 that can be used for adoption and medical programs that save lives. To learn more about Rescue Bank, visit RescueBank.org.
GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. GreaterGood.org accomplishes this mission by partnering with charitable organizations and administering programs worldwide that address hunger and illness (particularly in women and children), promote education and literacy, feed and care for rescued animals in shelters and sanctuaries, and protect wildlife and restore the environment. A suite of internally funded Signature Programs staffed by experts in their respective fields furthers the mission of Giving Where It Matters.
Over the last 10 years, GreaterGood.org has worked with more than 3,000 charitable partners worldwide and created and operated several Signature Programs including Rescue Rebuild, Rescue Bank, and Girl's Voices. You can learn more about GreaterGood.org on our website or by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
About The Animal Rescue Site
The Animal Rescue Site provides food and vital care for some of the eight million unwanted animals given to shelters every year in the U.S., as well as animals in desperate need around the world. Over four million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted. Together, we can change that.
Each click on the purple Click Here to Give - it's FREE button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Purchases at The Animal Rescue Site store also generate donations to feed rescue animals. Founded in 2002, The Animal Rescue Site celebrates 15 years of helping homeless animals in 2017.