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City of Lancaster Receives Petfinder.com Foundation Grant

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Tucson, AZ--City of Lancaster, Lancaster, has received a $600 grant from the Petfinder.com Foundation to purchase FVRCP vaccine to inoculate all its cats and kittens for approximately one year.  FVRCP protects against three contagious feline diseases:  rhinotracheitis, calcivirus, and panleukopenia.

"When these diseases occur in a shelter setting," said Elizabeth Neuschatz, executive director of the Petfinder.com Foundation, "the outcome is devastating.  Otherwise adoptable cats and kittens are often euthanized to stop the spread of the diseases. 

"The key to stopping this scourge is prevention, and that's the aim of these vaccine grants."

The grants are part of the Petfinder.com Foundation's Care and Feeding program.  Funding is made possible through the Foundation's partnership with The Animal Rescue Site's Click to Give program and individual donations. 

"It's gratifying to be part of a program that can make such a difference for shelter pets," said Tim Kunin, CEO of The Animal Rescue Site. "FVRCP vaccines have the potential to save hundreds, if not thousands of lives."

To qualify for a grant, a shelter had to be a member in good standing of Petfinder.com, the foremost online database of homeless pets.  City of Lancaster posts its adoptable pets at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/TX613.html.

The Petfinder.com Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization, was created in 2003 to assist adoption partners through problem solving, fundraising, and providing relief in times of stress or disaster.  Its mission is to ensure that no pet is euthanized for lack of a home.

Since 2002, The Animal Rescue Site (www.theanimalrescuesite.com) has provided funding to animal rescue charities through the company's innovative Click to Give(tm) program, direct donations through such site programs as Gifts That Give More(tm) and contributions paid for by items sold through The Animal Rescue Site's store.  The Petfinder Foundation is one of the major beneficiaries of The Animal Rescue Site's Click to Give(tm) program.

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