Feel like a shot at $15,000? Then get your group ready for a shelter showdown. We are thrilled to announce a new opportunity for members, the Pets Add Life (PAL) Shelter Showdown Contest, for a chance at earning up to $15,000 to help deserving pets find loving homes.
Now through September 30, you can visit the Shelter Showdown Contest, search for your organization and vote once per day! As a Petfinder member you are automatically entered. The more votes the better! We encourage to you spread the word and invite your friends and family to vote. The contest will award the winner with the most votes a grand prize of $15,000, of which $10,000 will go toward a community-wide adoption event celebrating PAL’s National “Get a Pal For Your Pet” Day on November 19, plus a remaining $5,000 donation! Second and third place winners will each receive $5,000 donations. Voting is easy! Visit and Like the PAL Facebook page or visit www.sheltershowdown.com to get going.
Below are sample Facebook and Twitter posts you can use, as well as a downloadable Press Release to help promote your group.
Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown | Tweet Example
Vote for us in the @PetsAddLife Shelter Showdown Contest! www.sheltershowdown.com
Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown | Facebook Post Example
We are in the running to win up to $15k in the Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown Contest! Vote for us up to once per day through September 30 and spread the word! Visit www.sheltershowdown.com.
Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown | Customizable Press Release
Copy and paste the following text into a Word document and edit as appropriate for your group.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Main Contact Name, Phone, Email
VOTES NEEDED! ORGANIZATION NAME IN RUNNING FOR $15K IN NATIONAL SHELTER SHOWDOWN CONTEST
-Online votes needed as ORGANIZATION NAME vies for a shot at up to $15,000 in nationwide
Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown Facebook Contest-
(City, State) – Community support needed! ORGANIZATION NAME is in the running to win up to $15,000 through the Pets Add Life Shelter Showdown Contest, now through September 30, 2013, and votes are needed! Supporters are encouraged to visit the Shelter Showdown Contest, simply search for ORGANIZATION NAME, and vote once per day now through September 30.
Runner-up prizes totaling $10,000 will also be awarded! To help more pets find forever homes, Pets Add Life, a nonprofit campaign dedicated to spreading the joys and benefits of pet ownership, is giving away a total of $25,000 to three shelter rescue organizations. The grand prize winner with the most votes will receive a prize of $15,000, of which $10,000 will go toward a community-wide adoption event in the shelter’s area celebrating PAL’s National Get a Pal for Your Pet Day on November 19, plus a remaining $5,000 donation. Second and third place winners receive $5,000 donations. Winners will be announced the week of October 1, 2013. So visit the Shelter Showdown Contest at http://www.sheltershowdown.com vote and show your support for the ORGANIZATION NAME and encourage friends and family!
For more information, contact: NAME, PHONE, EMAIL.