PetFinder.my turned 4 in April and achieved 10,000 Pet Adoptions.
The folks at PetFinder.my are extremely thankful to the animal lovers for their unwavering support in providing an effective technology platform for promoting the welfare of homeless animals, spreading awareness and public education.
Below are some of PetFinder.my’s key achievements over the past year:
- Almost 4,000 pets have found cozy, loving homes through PetFinder.my portal in the last year, bringing it to a total of 10,000. Of course, most of the credit goes to the dedicated rescuers that have spent so much of their time, effort and money on saving the strays, nurturing them back to health, assessing adopters and ensuring that they go to good homes.
- PetFinder.my Charity Fair at Sunway Pyramid raised over RM40,000 for seven participating NGOs. It was a fun-filled event with lots of activities, exciting performances, attractive merchandise and of course, adorable animal mascots. This event was successful because of the generous help and contributions of sponsors, performers, volunteers and merchants.
- Launching of the Medical Fund, which allows the public to conveniently and transparently donate online towards the rescue of injured stray animals. It is hoped that this fund can better encourage people to save more animal lives, knowing that the public is ready to lend them a helping hand in footing the expensive medical bills.
- The setting up of a Central News Portal, which brings the latest animal welfare updates from over two dozen leading NGOs, consolidated via their blogs, Facebook fan pages and websites. The aim is to generate better exposure of NGO efforts, and to provide animal lovers a convenient means of staying updated with all the NGOs via our website and mobile channels.
- Release of Smartphone Apps for Android and BlackBerry, as well as an updated iPhone app version. Users can easily browse pets for adoption, reunite lost animals, read latest news and more. With the Mobile Website, PetFinder.my can now reach out to 100% of mobile Internet users regardless of their phones or platforms. Now everyone can save lives anywhere, anytime!
- Creation of StopAnimalAbuse.my petition, initiated by SPCA Selangor and supported by NGOs nationwide. The viral petition obtained 10,000 signatures in 10 days, and was presented to the government together with follow-up animal welfare proposals.
- PetFinder.my was also the winner of DiGi’s WWWOW Award in the Best Internet For Good category.
These achievements would not be possible without the great support from animal shelters, rescuers, fosterers, adopters and animal lovers. PetFinder.my would also like to express its deepest gratitude to all the media channels – newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, websites and blogs that have played a critical role in helping us spread awareness on animal welfare.
Editor’s note: FMT is collaborating with PetFinder.my to highlight selected articles on animals for our Animal Lovers Unite section. Readers are also encouraged to submit articles on their pets in general by sending them to [email protected]