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Author Topic: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO)  (Read 2900 times)
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« on: November 19, 2008, 08:39:07 PM »

This was also Posted at OO. It was suggested I post here to gather any additional help that I could.

Thanks in advance.

You can also check out our organizations web sit at Froggie's Pond (yeah it's basic, but it does have some cool cat photos)
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MODS, if this an inappropriate post, please remove. Slight Pimping of my Non-Profit - Froggie's Pond incoming 

As some of you might remember (or not), My wife and I formed a Non-Profit 501(3)(c) in 2007. It is a No-Kill sanctuary for cats that have Feline Leukemia (FeLV) +/- Feline AIDS (FIV). We have grown to around 15 resident cats which have a combination of either disease. We have done quite well with our fund-raising efforts and just had a successful yard sale that will pay our bills for another 10-12 months. Here are a couple links to PDF's of our Sanctuary brochures telling our story and talking about some of our cats.

2007 Froggie's Story PDF ~8meg

2008 Froggie's Pond Update PDF ~3meg

The jist of this post is to see if the OO Hive can help my shelter garner some more funding. Petfinder.com is running a $100K Shelter Challenge. The National shelter with the most votes as of December 2008 wins the Grand Prize, there are also smaller prizes for state winners and random drawings.

I'm asking you to help us with this 'Popularity Contest.' If you don't want to help Froggie's Pond out, well then toss your vote behind your local Animal Rescue group.

Here's how you can vote for Froggie's Pond :

No need to register on the site or anything just

1) Go to http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg_ars_shelterchallenge_from_home_sidetabs
2) Select MI in the State Drop down box.
3) Enter Battle Creek in the City Box
4) Press Search
5) Vote for Froggie's Pond once the next page comes up
6) Confirm your vote by tying the name of the animal in the 'captcha'
7) Repeat every 24 hours if desired

The Cats and I really thank you for your time and help.

Again if this pimping is inapropriate, please remove this post as the Moderators see fit. Thanks

Ben (aka Crabbs) & Sara & the Felines
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 08:42:40 PM »

Here's the currently 7 page thread at OO.  We've done some good work getting the ranking up.  Given the number of pet lovers around here, the thought is that the crew here wouldn't mind helping out.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 08:48:58 PM »

Thanks for the reminder to vote again.  smile
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 08:59:13 PM »

For those of you who haven't been following the OO thread, Crabbs' little internet grassroots campaign has brought his Cat Sanctuary from rank 2172 to rank 343 nationally, and from rank 82 all the way up to rank 16 for Michigan.  It'll be tough to crack the top 10 nationwide, but I think we've got a shot at at least putting him top 10 in Michigan, if not #1!

We're eyeing you next Menominee Animal Shelter, you cold, cold hearted undeserving jerks. slywink

And don't think we've missed you, 8th ranked in state Peke A Tzu Rescue of Trufant, Michigan.  You'll get none of this prize money to continue your evil, twisted research in tennis-ball sized dog storage and collection.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 02:45:08 PM »

Got a frog in Firefox and a frog in Chrome.  That's got to be a good omen, right?
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 03:12:27 PM »

Voted.
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008, 03:27:10 PM »

Thanks for the votes as always.

Too bad we lost a spot overnight... down to 17 in Michigan.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 03:55:54 PM »

I had to vote for the shelter where my two girls are from, but I will vote for you tomorrow.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008, 04:29:10 PM »

Got an elephant for the first time! Collect 'em all!

Helpful hint: after you vote for Froggie's Pond once, the next day you go to the site it will have it conveniently placed on the front page with a vote button next to it - so you only have to search for it the one time!
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 04:51:51 PM »

Quote from: cheeba on November 20, 2008, 04:29:10 PM

Got an elephant for the first time! Collect 'em all!

Helpful hint: after you vote for Froggie's Pond once, the next day you go to the site it will have it conveniently placed on the front page with a vote button next to it - so you only have to search for it the one time!

Good tip, cheeba, thanks.

IN!

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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 05:01:00 PM »

It's also per-browser (cookie based) so if you really want to fight the good fight you can vote once per browser at work and once per browser at home. 
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 09:00:34 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on November 20, 2008, 05:01:00 PM

It's also per-browser (cookie based) so if you really want to fight the good fight you can vote once per browser at work and once per browser at home. 

if it's just browser based, could you not dump your cookies and re vote?  or use chrome's incognito mode and just keep hammering on it?  i would've assumed they would have a better system to stop exploits than that.

voted too btw
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 02:07:47 AM »

Quote from: Caine on November 20, 2008, 09:00:34 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 20, 2008, 05:01:00 PM

It's also per-browser (cookie based) so if you really want to fight the good fight you can vote once per browser at work and once per browser at home. 

if it's just browser based, could you not dump your cookies and re vote?  or use chrome's incognito mode and just keep hammering on it?  i would've assumed they would have a better system to stop exploits than that.

voted too btw

Well there has been a little discussion of this at OO. I suspect in the end they will do some sort of IP filtering or there could really be room for gaming the system.

[sarcasm] Maybe I could hire some unemployed WOW Gold Farmers to click away for me...  wonder what the cost of that would be. $1K might be worthwhile investment for a #1 or #2 National spot and a cook 25K or 10K [/sarcasm]

 There's got to be a fairness aspect to this contest also though, rigging it is not in the spirit of it.


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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 02:52:08 PM »

Got a fish today. Bleh.
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« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 03:26:41 PM »

Moved back up to 16 in Michigan & 308 National.
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« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2008, 06:34:07 PM »

mouse for me today, will vote again tomorrow.
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2008, 09:13:35 PM »

Ok using 2 browsers, I was able to vote for you guys and my local shelter in CA.
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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2008, 12:11:18 AM »

So I face booked your post. I sent it to all that I know, and hopefully you'll get more votes.
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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2008, 02:27:30 PM »

Quote from: Tebunker on November 22, 2008, 12:11:18 AM

So I face booked your post. I sent it to all that I know, and hopefully you'll get more votes.

Thank you.

Maybe that helped boost us to 14th in Michigan & 286 National.

Look out # 285 (Ginger's "Death Row Dog" Rescue) you're next.
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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2008, 03:24:08 PM »

I dunno, Ginger's Death Row Dog Rescue sounds pretty damn gangsta.

Got a bear today.
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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2008, 03:55:26 PM »

Quote from: cheeba on November 22, 2008, 03:24:08 PM

I dunno, Ginger's Death Row Dog Rescue sounds pretty damn gangsta.

Got a bear today.

We'll do an incognito drive-by, all they'll see is our tail lights
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2008, 04:01:49 PM »

Voted one moo time...

Yup, got a cow, lol.   icon_razz
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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2008, 08:07:21 PM »

Cow for me as well, I want a kinkajou
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2008, 09:07:55 PM »

Quote from: Zinfan on November 22, 2008, 08:07:21 PM

Cow for me as well, I want a kinkajou

That's funny, I've wanted a kinkajou ever since I saw one on a documentary, lol.  Got a German Shepherd Dog instead so probably kinkajous are now OUT!   crybaby
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« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2008, 04:33:45 PM »

Got a raccoon.
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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2008, 05:36:09 PM »

Horse.   icon_cool
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« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2008, 07:16:00 PM »

Bear,  I would like a raccoon someday!
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« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2008, 12:14:18 AM »

One browser was a sheep, the other was a cow.
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2008, 07:41:27 AM »

How appropriate!  I got a frog, yay - go Froggie's Pond!   thumbsup
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2008, 01:26:26 PM »

Got a mouse, boo.
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« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2008, 02:56:27 PM »

Mouse and Frog today
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« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2008, 03:38:18 PM »

I got a very nice tiger - but I goofed something up and had to re-do it - and got a lion.  I guess there was a special at the zoo today.   icon_cool
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« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2008, 06:01:36 PM »

I got a raccoon when I did it. A mean, nasty, VICIOUS raccoon!
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« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2008, 10:49:54 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on November 24, 2008, 06:01:36 PM

I got a raccoon when I did it. A mean, nasty, VICIOUS raccoon!

My elephant will smash your evil raccoon, do not worry.
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Quote from: mytocles on November 24, 2008, 03:38:18 PM

I got a very nice tiger - but I goofed something up and had to re-do it - and got a lion.  I guess there was a special at the zoo today.   icon_cool

I must have no life, at all - now I'm quoting myself!

Got a bear this time, so still going with the zoo theme...   icon_razz
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« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2008, 08:07:39 PM »

Sea kitten
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« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2008, 09:09:45 PM »

Green spotted venomous death frog.
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« Reply #38 on: November 26, 2008, 03:57:50 AM »

Voted.  I used to live in Battle Creek--you guys need all the help you can get  icon_wink 
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« Reply #39 on: November 26, 2008, 01:25:25 PM »

Another frog, of an entirely different sort, kinda leopardy tree-type croaker... I guess.  icon_confused
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