is an on-line, searchable database of
animals that need homes. It is also a
directory of over 9,000 animal shelters
and adoption organizations across the
USA, Canada and Mexico. Organizations
maintain their own home pages and available
mission: to use Internet technology
and the resources it can generate to 1)
increase public awareness of the availability
of high-quality adoptable pets and to
2) increase the overall effectiveness
of pet adoption programs across North
America to the extent that the euthanasia
of adoptable pets is eliminated.
From the comfort of their personal computers,
pet lovers can search for a pet that best
matches their needs. They can then reference
a shelter's Web page and discover what
services it offer. Petfinder also includes
classified ads, discussion forums and
a library of animal welfare articles.
Petfinder is updated DAILY.
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