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Get Your Pet

Get Your Pet

Award Date: November 1, 2017
Awarded: $750,000

Animal shelters and pet rescues do wonderful work, but the current, shelter-based system for pet adoption is in crisis, and it needs our help. Get Your Pet is a simple, smart and humane way to keep pets out of shelters, one that also increases shelters’ ability to care for the homeless and abused animals that really need them.

7.5 million animals enter shelters each year.
One third of them, or 2.5 million, are pets people had to give up.
Shelters euthanize 2.6 million animals each year.

Together, we can spare pets the stress, exposure to illness, and potential of being euthanized in shelters. If everyone who had to give up a pet found a new home for them through Get Your Pet, 2.5 million pets would stay out of shelters and those shelters would be able to reallocate the space and money now spent on 2.5 million pets to the remaining strays and abused animals they take in.