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Founders Choice Winner Announced

Friday, July 27, 2012 - 11:45am

Drum roll, please! You nominated. You voted. You crossed your fingers. And now it’s the moment we’ve been waiting for: The winner of our first Founders Choice Grant Contest is The Toby Project!

But we couldn’t stop there. In fact, voting was so close that we’re awarding $5,000 grants to each of our top three finalists! Congratulations to The Toby Project, Hearts United for Animals and Becky’s Gift!

A special thank you to Founder’s Society member Mary Anne Rasmussen for nominating The Toby Project. This Founders Choice Grant will help save the lives of thousands of dogs and cats by helping The Toby Project spay and neuter 20 dogs and 39 cats!

Big thank yous also go out to Founder’s Society members Riki Shaw, for nominating Heart United for Animals, and John Ludlam, for his nomination of Becky’s Gift!

Hearts United for Animals will put its Founders Choice Grant to work providing feline leukemia/Feline Immunodeficiency Virus tests in their low-cost spay/neuter clinic. And Becky’s Gift will be using its Founders Choice Grant to purchase hay from area farms, grain from nearby feed stores, and services provided by local farriers and veterinarians.

Congratulations again to The Toby Project, Hearts United for Animals and Becky’s Gift! And thank you to all our Founders who helped make a difference for three wonderful organizations and for the animals of New York, Nebraska and New Hampshire! 

Click here for more information about the Founder’s Society, and learn how you can participate in the Founders Choice Contest next year.