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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Miami Pets Alive Joins Petfinder.com

Here's the press release:

TUCSON, June 29, 2006—Miami Pets Alive, Miami, recently has joined other animal welfare organizations in the area who list their homeless pets on Petfinder.com, the oldest and largest database of adoptable animals on the Internet. The site currently has over 201,000 homeless pets listed, and it is updated continuously.

More than 9,500 animal welfare organizations in the U.S., Canada, and other countries post their pets on Petfinder.com. Click here to view the Miami Pets Alive site.

Once visitors to the site find a pet they are interested in, they contact the shelter where it is housed. Each animal placement group has its own policies and handles its own adoptions.

Petfinder.com is celebrating its 10th birthday this year and has facilitated over ten million adoptions since it was created as a grassroots project by Jared and Betsy Saul to help end the euthanasia of adoptable pets. It is ranked 124th on the Internet for number of page views and is the largest pet site on the Web and includes not only adoptable pets, but a large library of pet related information, message boards, and more.

Purina is the Web site’s premier sponsor. Other exclusive sponsors are The Animal Rescue Site, BISSELL Homecare, Inc., a manufacturer of home cleaning and floor care products, PETCO, a national pet supply retailer that sponsors in-store adoptions and provides coupon books for new adopters, and Merial, maker of the number one veterinary-recommended flea and tick preventative FRONTLINE®, and heartworm preventative HEARTGARD®.