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Old 03-21-2020, 11:18 AM
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Default National Competition to Help Animal Shelters during COVID-19 Crisis

YOUR Humane Society SPCA, along with many animal shelters across the nation, have had to cancel prominent fundraising events due to the Covid-19 outbreak. In light of this unfortunate event, we are proud to introduce a virtual fundraiser, MARCH MUTTNESS, where you can support animal shelters and groups throughout the country!

YOUR Humane Society SPCA is one of only eight excellent shelters from across the United States who will compete to raise the most for the pets in their care! This is an online fundraising event, so we hope to virtually gather hundreds of donors to rally to our cause. The other participating shelters include Spay-Neuter Animal Project (MI), Animal Rescue Foundation (AL), Paws Humane Society (GA), Chautauqua County Humane Society (NY), Seattle Humane (WA), Friends of Strays (FL) and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (AZ).

The team that raises the most money over a 3-day period will move on to the next round until a champion is crowned in early April. The champion shelter will receive an additional $1,000 prize!

But win or lose, every shelter can earn money to support their pets. That's a lot of donations to animal shelters country wide that need your SUPPORT MORE THAN EVER NOW!

"We are so excited to be one of only 8 non-profit animal shelters in this nationwide contest and we'll need support across everyone's Facebook pages, NextDoor, emails and more. It may be called 'March Muttness' but it will help ALL the animals at our shelter and in our community. The longer we stay in the tourney with your votes, more animals will benefit locally. So we ask that everyone spread the word as we could become the March Muttness National Champion!" commented Claudia Labbé, Fundraising/PR Chairman for YOUR Humane Society SPCA.

March Muttness is the creation of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Their Director of Development and Marketing and Communications, Randy Peterson, gave us this comment about the idea behind the contest. “We wanted to find a way to fundraise for the pets in our care while also acknowledging the toll this outbreak has had on all animal shelters across the nation. We hope this virtual fundraiser is a fun way to bring dollars back to the pets in need.”

“YOUR Humane Society SPCA’s share of the proceeds will benefit our overall operations which include routine and emergency veterinary care, our two public assistance programs of S/N vouchers and pet food and more” added Ms. Labbé.

How can you help?

To support our shelter with a donation in March Muttness, visit https://support.hssaz.org/campaign/March-Muttness-YHSSPCA-WarmUp-Round/c277995 as well as www.MarchMuttness.com and be a cheerleader by SHARING this virtual event via email and on social media. A preliminary seeding round will be live NOW through Tuesday while we drive up interest for this important fundraiser. The shelter with the most donations by Tuesday, March 24th at 11pm EST will receive a seeding round gift of $500!

Only the money raised within the listed time frames will count toward the contest but donations are always appreciated and needed. Donors will automatically receive a tax receipt for their online donation through the tournament's platform provider Classy and there is no upfront cost or fee for shelters to participate.

[I]YOUR Humane Society SPCA helps animals as Sumter County Florida’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Our mission is to protect animals and is carried out through direct care for animals that are injured, abused, unwanted, or abandoned, securing homes for as many as possible; and through community assistance programs including spay/neuter services and pet food distribution as well as providing humane education and pet safety information in order to reduce pet overpopulation and improve the quality of life for local animals. Donations directly help save, treat and care for them. Learn more about us at hsspca.org.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:35 PM
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Oh No!!! With less than 2 hours left we just slipped out of the lead into 3rd place for the warm-up rounds of the March Muttness™ Virtual Fundraiser! Warm-up ends at 11pm EST and WE NEED YOU!
bit.ly/MarchMuttness

Help us regain the top position to win the bonus $500 in this warm-up round! Please make your donation before 11PM EST tonight to help us get ready for the tournament to come starting this Thursday!
bit.ly/MarchMuttness
MarchMuttness | Humane Society of Southern Arizona

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Old 03-25-2020, 11:43 AM
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My friend in Seattle does fundraising for their Humane Society. I don't know if she is involved with this March Madness campaign or not. I was just wondering how this turned out.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:35 PM
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Default YOUR Humane Society SPCA Won the $500 Bonus as the Leader & Goes to the Next Bracket!

The official results are in! YOUR Humane Society SPCA won the 1st Round of March Muttness with the $500 bonus prize! IT WAS ALL THANKS TO YOU!!! Across the country, March Muttness has raised more than $23,000 for eight shelters! We think that's pretty awesome! Thank you America!

Now, as one of the Excellent Eight, we're seeded with 7th place contender SNAP Spay Neuter Animal Project in Michigan for the 2nd round starting this Thursday. We'll need your "VONATIONS" specifically in the 2nd round between Thursday, March 26 at 11AM EDT until Saturday, March 28 until 11PM EDT.
Use this link to VONATE specifically to our team! March Muttness - YHSSPCA - Excellent Eight
YOUR VONATIONS WILL ONLY COUNT IN OUR GRAND TOTAL WHEN DONE DURING THESE HOURS though they are always welcome & appreciated at any time. But if you want to help us advance in the tourney to reach the championship finals, we'll need them during those 60 hours to count and knock them out! And please don't forget to share the event with friends & family!

So don't forget to begin VONATING this Thursday at 11AM EDT until Saturday 11PM EDT at March Muttness - YHSSPCA - Excellent Eight and keep checking in to see where we stand in the competition!
FYI: The organization that raises the most money in the Excellent Eight round will then advance to the Furry Four: 1st bracket winner vs. 2nd bracket winner and 3rd bracket winner vs. 4th bracket winner.

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Old 03-25-2020, 05:40 PM
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Seattle Humane is the only one from Seattle participating.
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Old 03-25-2020, 05:48 PM
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Claudia, thanks to you and the volunteers for all you do! Donation made, glad to help.
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Old 03-25-2020, 06:17 PM
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Seattle Humane is the only one from Seattle participating.
Yep, that is the one she fundraises for. By the way, congrats on your win.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:11 PM
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Thank you so much! remember to donate/vote from tomorrow (Thursday) through Sat. 11PM EST for the votes to count towards our tally in the tournament! Plus share the news!
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:48 PM
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Small world, right? Every day it gets smaller! Who knows, as we may be their competition at the championship round soon!
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