Ten animal rescues and shelters will compete to win their share of $25,000, including a $10,000 grand prize, courtesy of Tractor Supply Company’s “Rescue Your Rescue” contest.
Piedra-based DREAMS (Disabled R Elderly Animal Mountain Sanctuary), a nonprofit that cares for disabled and elderly dogs, is among the groups that made the final cut to qualify for the top prize.
The finalists were selected among more than 3,600 nominees during the contest’s first round. The applicants were a diverse group of rescues and shelters, specializing in everything from disabled and elderly pets to groups trying to care for every animal that comes their way.
To determine the final standings, Tractor Supply is asking the public to vote for their favorite shelter story through Facebook.com/Tractor Supply Co. Voting occurs from Sept. 7–10.
The shelter that receives the highest number of votes will be presented a $10,000 check during Tractor Supply’s Pet Appreciation Week main event on Saturday, Sept. 16. The remaining nine shelters will also receive grants ranging from $200 to $5,000.
During Pet Appreciation Week, held Sept. 13–17 this year, Tractor Supply stores across the country will celebrate pets and animals and collect supplies for local animal shelters and rescues.
As part of the main event on Sept. 16, many Tractor Supply stores will feature animal adoptions by community partners, demonstrations on pet nutrition, and discounts on pet and animal products.
Tractor Supply stores are located in Clovis, Madera, Dinuba, Hanford and Tulare.