Are you up for a good challenge? If so, you can help rescue pets like Neo, a Cocker Spaniel found tied to a tree in the fall of 2014. With little to no exercise and no escape from the elements, he was bound for a life of suffering.

Palmetto Animal League (PAL) stepped in to help and after a few weeks with his foster family, Neo was adopted by a wonderful Sun City couple. Now he is spoiled beyond belief and loved dearly. His owners say people stop their cars in the middle of the street to say what a gorgeous dog he is.

You can rescue more animals like Neo by helping PAL win the Saving Pets Challenge, a national fundraising competition launched by Michelson Found Animals and focused on reducing shelter euthanasia.

“‘No Kill’ is more than just a mantra to us,” said Amy Campanini, Palmetto Animal League president. “Our unique approach to animal rescue is fueled by compassion and creates a powerful resource for the animals in our community.”

The organization that raises the most money in the Challenge wins a $50,000 grand prize donation, sure to save a lot more animals like Neo.

To make a donation in support of PAL’s No Kill animal rescue programs, visit www. PalmettoAnimal League.org and scroll down to the “Make an Impact” donation link. The challenge continues through Aug. 4.

A donation of $25 will help provide a rescued animal with vital resources, including vaccinations, spay/neuter and daily care. Any contribution, big or small, can mean the difference between life and death for an abandoned or neglected animal.

You can make an even bigger impact by helping PAL fundraise during the Saving Pets Challenge. Just visit the webpage listed above and click “Fundraise for this Campaign.”

It takes less than five minutes to set up your fundraising page and send the link to all your animal-loving friends.

Palmetto Animal League is a private, non-profit, No Kill animal rescue organization in Okatie that believes every animal deserves a second chance at life.

For more information about PAL’s no-kill shelter and animal rescue programs, visit www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org or visit PAL’s Adoption Center and low-cost Community Clinic in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park.

Lindsay Perry is the marketing coordinator for Palmetto Animal League.