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Rescue group gives pets a 'Lucky Break'

Friday, January 11, 2013

A local animal rescue group has gone online to help find homes for adoptable canines and felines.

Lucky Break Pet Rescue in the small Bedford County community of Normandy has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area that list their homeless pets on Petfinder.

The Web site, petfinder.com, is the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet, with over 375,000 homeless pets listed and the site is updated continuously.

Many choices

More than 13,700 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada and other countries post their pets on the site.

A potential adopter only has to enter the search criteria for the kind of pet he or she wants, and a list is returned that ranks the pets in proximity to their Zip code entered. Adoptions are handled by the animal placement group where the pet is housed, and each group has its own policies.

Petfinder.com was created in early 1996 as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. Since its inception, the site has facilitated approximately 20 million adoptions, making it the most life-saving initiative in animal welfare.

For more information about Lucky Break Pet Rescue, call (931) 581-1990, or e-mail luckybreakpetrescue@yahoo.com.