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PRESS ROOM: Purrfect Pals Earns BBB Accreditation

PRESS ROOM: Purrfect Pals Earns BBB Accreditation

ARLINGTON, WA – August 16, 2018 – Purrfect Pals is proud to announce its recent Better Business Bureau Accreditation. As a BBB Accredited Charity, Purrfect Pals is dedicated to BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, a comprehensive set of best practices for how charities that go beyond the requirements of state and federal regulations in critical areas of operations: governance; measuring effectiveness; financial management; and fundraising and communications.

Purrfect Pals applied to become a BBB Accredited Charity because for more than 100 years, BBB has helped people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. More than 90 percent of consumers recognize the BBB logo. Displaying the BBB Accredited Charity Seal shows the community that Purrfect Pals upholds rigorous standards of ethical charity practices.

“Purrfect Pals has met the standards for accreditation that signify the highest rating that the Better Business Bureau awards to charitable organizations,” shared Kathleen Olson, Executive Director. “This assures our donors and business partners that their support directly benefits our mission to end cat homelessness through prevention and placement programs.”

Every four seconds, someone researches a business or charity with BBB. Consumers can find Purrfect Pals’s Charity Review report at https://www.bbb.org/western-washington/Charity-Reviews/charity-animal-protection/purrfect-pals-in-arlington-wa-22040902  to view the organization’s full BBB evaluation – a report designed to take the guess work out of giving. The new BBB App also lets iPhone and Android users view Purrfect Pals’s reputation, get directions or call the organization right from the app!

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ABOUT PURRFECT PALS

Purrfect Pals, a non-profit organization in Arlington, WA, was founded in 1988 on the belief that every cat matters. Purrfect Pals operates a no-kill sanctuary for cats with special medical and behavioral needs which is currently home to cats positive for FIV and Feline Leukemia, feral cats, geriatric cats and cats with chronic illnesses. In addition to caring for these cats and finding homes for the cats and kittens in their eight Puget Sound adoption centers, Purrfect Pals provides a free spay and neuter voucher program and community pet food bank for low-income cat owners.

In 2017 and 2018, strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency also earned Purrfect Pals the highest possible rating, 4 stars, from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

To learn more about Purrfect Pals, please visit http://purrfectpals.org.

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About Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest and the Pacific: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org and give.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB serving the Northwest which serves more than 14 million consumers in Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Hawaii, Montana and Western Wyoming.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Connie Gabelein
Director of Community Engagement
(360) 926-8447
connieg@purrfectpals.org