Friends of Rowlett Animals Joins 2018 Saving Pets Challenge on CROWDRISE

Help Friends of Rowlett Animals win $25,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign

Rowlett, TX  April 27, 2018 — Friends of Rowlett Animals (FRAs) has joined the 2018 Saving Pets Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. The 2018 Saving Pets Challenge is dedicated to raising money and awareness for organizations focused on keeping companion pets out of shelters and getting them into loving homes. Participating organizations will compete for $250,000 in prize money. FRAs has joined the Challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to support their efforts to find homes for pets in Rowlett and the surrounding community. Friends of Rowlett Animals is dedicated to creating a second chance for pets that find their way into the local shelters.  Each of these pets gets the medical attention they require, such as:

  • Heartworm treatments for all dogs adopted from the Rowlett Animal Shelter
  • Vaccinations and sterilizations for cats in the Cat Adoption Program, including the barn cat program named “Witness Purr-tection Program”
  • Assistance for special needs pets at the shelter

“With it being puppy and kitten season, this is our busiest, and most expensive, time of year,” says Dawna Carabajal, President. “Beyond just the basics, we ensure all of our rescues are treated for any and all ailments.” The 2018 Saving Pets Challenge launches on CrowdRise on Tuesday, May 1st at 11:00 am and runs through Thursday, May 31st at 12:59:59 pm. The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins $25,000, 2nd place wins $15,000, 3rd place wins $10,000, 4th place wins $7,000, 5th place wins $3,500, 6th place wins $2,500, and 7th place wins $2,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $35,000. CrowdRise Challenges are innovative fundraising competitions for charitable organizations designed to build capacity, create massive engagement and leverage, and use the power of the crowd to provide new meaningful funding streams for organizations in every sector.

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ABOUT FRIENDS OF ROWLETT ANIMALS Friends of Rowlett Animals (FRAs) is a 501(c)(3) all volunteer non-profit organization.  FRAs was founded in 2004 and started off with 4 volunteers that wanted to support the Rowlett Animal Shelter.  These volunteers sponsored 1 or 2 pets per month and reduced the adoption fees for these highlighted pets in an effort to increase adoptions for the Shelter. Our organization has grown to 100 volunteers and while the Shelter is not an official No-Kill shelter, FRAs has helped the Rowlett Animal Shelter maintain a 98% or better Live Release Rate since 2013!  No Kill Shelters must only maintain a 90% or better to be considered No Kill. With this growth we are now able to host multiple off-site adoption events, sponsor heartworm treatments for all dogs in the shelter that test positive for heartworms, sponsor a Barn Cat program for the feral cats, and so much more! FRAs has not only grown in our volunteer size, but we have grown to meet the needs of our community.  FRAs helped many pet owners after the devastation of the Tornado on December 26, 2015. Organizing two Supply Drives, FRAs was able to give supplies directly to pet owners through the generosity of businesses, other non-profit organizations, and citizens both near and far.  FRAs dispersed supplies to any location that was helping the victims, and our volunteers event went into the disaster areas with supplies as many Tornado victims did not have the means to get to donation centers. ABOUT MICHELSON FOUND ANIMALS FOUNDATION Michelson Found Animals Foundation is a leading animal welfare non-profit organization committed to keeping pets safe at home with the pet parents who love them. With a mission of Saving Pets, Enriching Lives, Found Animals is advancing the health and safety of pets through the first free, national microchip registry, solutions-based programs addressing pet adoption, microchipping, low-cost spay neuter services and grants for research into non-surgical spay and neuter methods. The foundation provides educational resources for pet parents and support for a variety of animal welfare organizations. Generously funded by Dr. Gary Michelson and Alya Michelson, Found Animals has helped more than 1.5 million pets since it was founded in 2005. Follow our progress online at, or via social media at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. ABOUT CROWDRISE CrowdRise is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to charitable fundraising. Used by millions of individuals, tens of thousands of charities, hundreds of companies and many of the most famous artists and athletes in the world, CrowdRise enables people to creatively leverage their resources and networks to unlock the power of the crowd to support positive social missions and create massive impact. Founded by actor Edward Norton, film producer Shauna Robertson and Robert and Jeffrey Wolfe, CrowdRise has conceived, implemented and powered campaigns that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars to date. For more information visit In January 2017, CrowdRise merged with GoFundMe to offer both people and organizations the best fundraising tools for any cause they care passionately about.

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