Pasadena Pet Adoption in 2 online contests
If you like Facebook and love animals, Pasadena Pet Adoption (also known as Pets & People Alliance) wants your vote in an online contest known as the Chase Community Giving challenge.
A link on the City of Pasadena Web site explains how you can help the shelter win from $20,000 to $250,000.
Any winnings will go to help take care of the shelter animals and to upgrade the facility, city staffer Wayne Holt told me.
The Chase Community Giving challenge is already under way, and votes must be cast by midnight July 12.
When you vote, use the name "Pasadena Pet Adoption" because the Chase challenge is open only to 501(c)3 organizations, and I'm told that the group's new name hasn't gone through all the hoops necessary for this contest.
Meanwhile, through Aug. 22, the city shelter is still a contender for a $10,000 prize in the All-Star Animal Rescue Site $100,000 Shelter Challenge.
This contest stems from the shelter winning petfinder.com's Spring 2010 contest for the "most touching story."
I'm pleased to say the shelter's entry was based upon a story I wrote, about a boy named Ryan and his dog Mimi, a Chihuahua mix adopted from the Pasadena shelter.
For the All-Star Animal Rescue Site contest, use the name "Pasadena Animal Control and Adoption" when you cast your electronic vote.
While you're clicking away, you can check out Pasadena's adoptable animals at petharbor.com. Just enter your ZIP code to get started and follow the prompts.
I just looked at the Pasadena Animal Control and Adoption section on petharbor.com and saw a pair of 3-year-old male Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen-mix doggies named Penn and Teller.
They're adorable and have been at the shelter since May 21. I hope they get adopted together.
Local Advertising by PaperG