AUGUSTA — Kennebec Valley Humane Society recently received a $1,000 grant from the Petfinder Foundation in partnership with Orvis, a retail and mail-order business specializing in sporting goods.

One of the company’s initiatives is aimed at dog rescue, and “The Orvis Commitment” has matched donations from the public, dollar for dollar, up to $30,000 per year for a total contribution to the Petfinder Foundation of more than $240,000 since the partnership began, according to a release from the humane society.

The Petfinder.com Foundation assists the more than 12,000-plus animal shelters and rescue groups that post their adoptable pets on Petfinder.com. A nonprofit organization, the Petfinder Foundation helps adoption organizations find homes for the pets in their care through its Sponsor A Pet, Disaster Fund, Quality of Life and other programs.

Since its founding in 2003, the Petfinder Foundation has given more than $20 million in cash and product grants to shelters and rescue groups in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Kennebec Valley Humane Society posts its adoptable pets at www.petfinder.com/shelters/ME34.html.


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