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Animal Rescue Site Challenge

Current Shelter Population: 102

Animal Rescue Site Challenge


GCFA is in the Animal Rescue Site Challenge - Start voting Monday April 9th 2012 and continue everyday until June 18th 2012!

Shelters can win $1000 to $5000 through this voting challenge in the following way:

$1000—Having the most votes in a single voting week (10 voting weeks)

$1000—At the end of the challenge being the shelter with the most votes in your state

$5,000—Grand prize for being the shelter with the most votes at the end of the challenge.


This is a great opportunity and only takes 15-30 seconds a day if you set this link as a shortcut on your desktop. You do not have to create an account or join anything to participate.

Instructions:  Please vote everyday for the GCFA by going to the Animal Rescue Site website.  Search for us by city & state: Lyons, IL. The search function will not find us by name unfortunately.  After your first vote, the site will have the GCFA selected as the rescue you voted for previously and voting everyday will literally take about 20 seconds.  Those 20 seconds daily for 10 weeks can help the GCFA shelter ferrets win $5000, $2000 or $1000 grants!

Please use this link to vote: http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg

It truly is a feel good site! On the home page you can click the purple button “click here it’s free!” and just by clicking provide free food and care for animal organizations. Once you click that button, the Shelter Challenge “vote now” button appears.  If by chance it doesn’t, there are tabs on the right hand side of the page, click on “Shelter Challenge”.  First time you vote you need to search by city and state: Lyons, IL and then choose Greater Chicago Ferret Association. Next prompt will be to put in the “secret code” which helps prevent the automated fraud. After the first time you vote, each time after, if you use the same computer and browser, the GCFA will be noted as your previous selection and all you have to do is choose it each day. It literally takes less than 30 seconds if you are already on the computer.  

15-30 seconds, every day for 10 weeks, by a few thousand people could equate to free money for our beloved fuzzies. Times are hard and 30 seconds of time may be all someone can donate. This is the perfect opportunity!

As soon as we know when the 2nd period of voting is starting, we will send notification via email, Facebook & Twitter. It could be the same day, so please keep your eye out!


With the most ferret kisses,

The GCFA Shelter Ferrets 


P.S. If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Monthly Shelter Expenses

Cleaning Supplies:

..all prices are approximate..

GFSOE Sponsors

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Glenwood Village Pet Hospital

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Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital 

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Casey's Hidden Pantry

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