The votes are in for MedVet’s Shelter Surprise. The contest awards three deserving shelters cash prizes to support the important work they do to save pets. out of thousands of nominations, 10 animal shelter and rescue organizations were chose, and nearly 74,000 votes were cast to determine the winners.
The top prize of $2,000 goes to FurEver Friends of Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina. FurEver Friends is a nonprofit, no-kill, all volunteer rescue that is committed to improving the welfare of stray, abandoned, and unwanted cats and kittens. Since it started in 2002, the rescue has saved ore than 13,000 animals thanks to their adoption and foster programs.
The runner-up is Lucky Tales Rescue in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. The organization will receive $1,250. And the third-place winner which will receive $500 is RESCUEDohio in Columbus, Ohio.
- Animal Rescue New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
- BnB Rescue, Eagle, ID
- Homeless Animals Rescue Team (HART), Fairfax, VA
- Magnificent Mutts Rescue, Hillside, IL
- Mutty Paws Rescue, West Palm Beach
- Second Chance SPCA, Plano TX
- Silicon Valley Pet Project, San Jose, CA
“Throughout the contest, we’ve loved learning more about the wonderful shelters and rescues that are working throughout the United States to save pets and help them find their forever homes. There are so many amazing organizations, and it has been an honor to support them in our shared mission of helping pets and their loving families,” said Dr. Linda Lehmkuhl, Chief Executive Officer of MedVet. “We hope these organizations benefit not just from the additional funds but also from the raised awareness and community support as people rallied to vote for them.”