The Williamson County Animal Center, 106 Claude Yates Dr. in Franklin, TN has received a $1,000 grant from the Petfinder Foundation in partnership with Orvis, a retail and mail-order business specializing in sporting goods. One of the company’s initiatives is aimed at dog rescue, and the “Orvis Commitment” has matched donations from the public, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000 per year, for a total contribution to the Petfinder Foundation of over $18,000 since the partnership began. Williamson County Animal Center is one of the 110 animal rescue organizations that has received one of the grants,
The Petfinder.com Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity, helps homeless pets by saving lives through adoptions, helping shelters prepare for and recover from disaster and working to make sure animal welfare organizations across the country are more sustainable. Its mission is to ensure no adoptable pert is euthanized for lack of a home. Since 2003 the foundation has provided over $20 million in grants to animal welfare organizations and Petfinder.com member shelters and rescue groups.
Williamson County Animal Center utilizes www.petfinder.com to showcase adoptable dogs and cats. Shelter director Laura Chavarria reports that the grant money will be used to better promote adoption through the use of enhanced photography methods and videotaping.