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The Votes Are In!

Thank you to everyone who participated to help us give dogs and cats across the country a Fresh Start. Because of you, we were able to help more Underdogs become Wunderdogs! Meet the 2020 Winners below, and have no fear – Fresh Start will be back next year!

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Winners Announced

Winners Receive A Donation

The organization with the most votes in each region will win $10K! And 2 runners-up in each region will receive $2K each.

CONGRATS TO OUR 2020
FRESH START WINNERS!

Each region has 1 Grand Prize Winner and 2 Runners-Up… but we have one last surprise for our rescue fans across the country.

We were so inspired by the stories of courage, resilience and love that go into rescuing that we decided to select one more shelter in each region to receive a $2,000 prize. These 5 organizations didn’t get the most votes, but their stories simply lifted our hearts. We’re calling them our special Wunderdog Winners!

Grand Prize Winners

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West Grand Prize Winner

Hearts Alive Village

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Las Vegas, NV
21855 Votes
21855 votes
West Grand-Prize WINNER

Hearts Alive Village

Las Vegas, NV

Hearts Alive Village, a nonprofit organization, was founded in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada, because of an intense need to help save dogs and cats from losing their lives in an overcrowded shelter system. Our adoption centers and foster h...

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Southwest Grand Prize Winner

Second Chance Farm

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Granbury, TX
6548 Votes
6548 votes
Southwest Grand-Prize WINNER

Second Chance Farm

Granbury, TX

Second Chance Farm provides care and a peaceful living environment for abused, physically handicapped, aged or homeless animals. They offer an open space facility, a place of refuge, to help in protecting the quality of life and improve the...

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Midwest Grand Prize Winner

Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue

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Rolla, ND
23428 Votes
23428 votes
Midwest Grand-Prize WINNER

Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue

Rolla, ND

TMAR began about 5 years ago out of a garage. Since then, one man and a small team of volunteers have saved more than 4,500 animals. Their plight is documented in the book "Rescue Matters." There has never been a shelter or rescue in the ar...

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Southeast Grand Prize Winner

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

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Stephens City, VA
12489 Votes
12489 votes
Southeast Grand-Prize WINNER

Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue

Stephens City, VA

SSR goes above the “Call of duty” when it comes to rescuing dogs. Many of these dogs have never had anyone love them and give them the nurturing and respect that Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue gives them. SSR is not afraid to take in animals th...

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Northeast Grand Prize Winner

Speranza Animal Rescue

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Mechanicsburg, PA
13796 Votes
13796 votes
Northeast Grand-Prize WINNER

Speranza Animal Rescue

Mechanicsburg, PA

They rescue all animals. The worst cases and give them the medical care and love to get them well and then find them a forever home. They don't give up on any animal. They even rescue those on death row. They are Angels. This money would le...

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Our 2020 Wunderdogs!

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West Wunderdog Winner

Lily's Pad Rescue

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Vancouver, WA
West Wunderdog WINNER

Lily's Pad Rescue

Vancouver, WA

Lily's Pad Rescue is an amazing rescue that focuses on special needs dogs, especially those with spina bifida and other spinal cord defects. A large majority of their rescues are diapered due to incontinence caused by their condition. They ...

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Southwest Wunderdog Winner

Shaggy Dog Rescue

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Houston, TX
Southwest Wunderdog WINNER

Shaggy Dog Rescue

Houston, TX

Shaggy Dog Rescue is based in Houston, Texas and was founded by Kathy Wetmore. Kathy helps all dogs, not just the cute puppies or healthy young dogs who can be easily adopted. She takes the dogs that no one else will and spares no expense t...

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Midwest Wunderdog Winner

Tiny N Tall Rescue, Inc.

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Cary, IL
Midwest Wunderdog WINNER

Tiny N Tall Rescue, Inc.

Cary, IL

I believe this organization should win $10,000 because they are 2 founders (Missy & Niccalina) that lovers their dogs. They fell in love with volunteering and decided to create their rescue for Tinies and Talls: dogs under 25 lbs, and over ...

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Southeast Wunderdog Winner

Rescue Revolution of Mississippi

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Jackson, MS
Southeast Wunderdog WINNER

Rescue Revolution of Mississippi

Jackson, MS

Rescue Revolution of MS works tirelessly to save, rehabilitate & rehome animals. They are not afraid to take on the hard cases. They work with the community by providing shelter & medical for animals to those who can not afford it. They try...

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Northeast Wunderdog Winner

City of Elderly Love

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Harleysville, PA
Northeast Wunderdog WINNER

City of Elderly Love

Harleysville, PA

City of Elderly Love is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless senior pets in the Philadelphia, PA area. Since it’s inception in 2014, City of Elderly Love has rescued over 825 senior dogs and cats thr...

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Runners-Up Winners

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That's a wrap on Fresh Start 2020!

Thank you for your support

Thank you to everyone who nominated, voted, and participated in our Fresh Start campaign this year. Because of you, we will be able to give rescue pets across the US a Fresh Start! See you in 2021!

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