“To the Rescue!” gives back to 10 well-deserving animal shelters across the country during National Rescue Dog Day on May 20. With Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers, an award of $10,000 will be given to the shelter with the most votes. Whoever gets second place will get $5,000. $3,000 will be given to the third-place shelter. Additionally, there will be $1,000 for each of the other shelters.
Voting is hosted on the NRDD website and is open until May 10, 2022, with recipients announced on May 20. “Our annual To the rescue campaign is an incredible opportunity to honor animal shelters that dedicate their work to providing housing, food, veterinary care, and even training, for stray and unwanted pets,” says NRDD Founder Lisa Wiehebrink, children’s book author and founder of Tails That Teach, an organization dedicated to saving animal lives by helping children learn the kind and proper treatment of their pets.
“Animal shelters are truly unsung heroes. The costs associated with the constant maintenance of shelters alone are immense, yet they do it with a compassionate heart and with one goal in mind: to find homes for countless animals who deserve a second chance. We are grateful for the tremendous support from Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers, which makes this campaign a reality.” Organizations that have been invited to share their story do so in a video under two minutes that explains what they do and their shelter wish, which ranges from new fencing and play yards to veterinary care and rehabilitation services.