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Nominate animal groups for ‘Rescue Your Rescue’ grant

A kitten seeks attention at the Orange County Animal Shelter.
A kitten seeks attention at the Orange County Animal Shelter. hlynch@newsobserver.com

Nominate your favorite local animal shelter for a chance to win a $10,000 grant during Tractor Supply Company’s 3rd annual “Rescue Your Rescue” competition.

During their annual Pet Appreciation Week, Sept. 16-20, Tractor Supply will award a total of $25,000 in grants to qualifying animal non-profits.

Customers can nominate their favorite local shelter by submitting a photo and brief statement at Facebook.com/TractorSupplyCo. Nominations run through Aug. 30.

The field will be narrowed to 10 finalists and then the public votes online Sept. 5-13. The grand prize is a $10,000 grant. Second place is $5,000; third place: $3,500; fourth place: $2,000; fifth place: $1,500; sixth place: $1,000; seventh place: $800; eight place: $650; ninth place: $350; and tenth place: $200.

Last year, Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue of Shoals, W.V., won the $10,000 grand prize.

Tractor Supply’s Pet Appreciation Week, or PAW, celebrates pets and introduces families to the joy of owning animals. As part of the main event on Sept. 19, Tractor Supply stores will feature pet adoptions, demonstrations on pet nutrition, discounts on pet food and supplies, giveaways and prize drawings.

All PAW events are open to leashed, friendly pets and will take place at local Tractor Supply stores (find local stores at TractorSupply.com).

Brooke Cain

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