DELRAY BEACH, FL (March 5, 2010) — Two homeless tigers have a permanent new home after a challenge-grant campaign initiated by American Dog Rescue attracted more than $21,000 in donations.
“I am so happy we could make this project such a ‘roaring’ success,” said Arthur Benjamin, Founder and President of American Dog Rescue.
Benjamin heard the story of a closed zoo in Mentone, Alabama, in February. Two stranded tigers—the only animals at the zoo without a relocation plan—fit American Dog Rescue’s mission: No healthy animal should be without a home. Moved by their plight, American Dog Rescue issued a $10,000 challenge grant to get the tigers safely moved and supporters acted quickly, contributing over $11,000 in just two months.
The donations secured the cats a home at Tigers For Tomorrow, a well-respected sanctuary in Attalla, Alabama, that agreed to clear land and build housing for the tigers. The cats will join 130 animals, including 24 other tigers, on 140 acres.
American Dog Rescue is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. ADR is committed to placing healthy dogs in permanent homes that are the right fit for the animal and its family.
Tigers for Tomorrow is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization that provides a last stop sanctuary for exotic animals. The sanctuary specializes in exotic cats, lions and tigers but will not turn away other exotic animals in need. TFT believes that all animals deserve the right to live in safe surroundings.
To help support American Dog Rescue’s efforts, please go to www.americandogrescue.com/donate.