I can vouch that "The Animal Rescue Site" is a legitimate site. I vote daily for a friend's shelter in Costa Rica. Small rescue groups depend on the grant money. The "Shelter Challenge" pays $1,000 to the first and second place winners.
I'm sorry, but I can only vote for one shelter, if I were not already voting for my friend, I would vote for yours. Only 3 days left for this challenge. GOOD LUCK!