ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge
Anyone who has been following this blog knows that we are strong supporters of dog and animal rescue! The ASPCA contacted me to share the results of its recent challenge entitled, the “ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.” The $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country competed their own records at saving animals’ lives. Throughout the months of June, July, and August 2013, each competing shelter was required to save more dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens than each shelter previously did during the same three months during the preceding year in 2012. A total of 56,379 animal (dog and cat) lives’ were saved during this challenge!
After three months, the ASPCA has concluded the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge and the winners were announced earlier this week! The ASPCA and Rachael Ray awarded grant prizes to 12 shelters who went above and beyond their duties, including:
$100K Grand Prize and Best in Division Five: The Animal Foundation located in Las Vegas, Nevada
$25K Best in Division Four: Citizens for Animal Protection located in Houston, Texas
$25K Best in Division Three: HALO Animal Rescue located in Phoenix, Arizona
$25K Best in Division Two: Texas Humane Heros located in Leander, Texas
$25K Best in Division One: Washington Animal Rescue League located in Washington, D.C.
$25K Community Engagement Award: Canyon County Animal Shelter located in Caldwell, Idaho
According to the ASPCA, during the months of June, July, and August 2013, participating shelters have saved over 12,000 more animals compared to the same months last year. Moreover, shelters experienced more support from their communities with a 46% increase in volunteers and a 20% increase in foster homes. This has truly been a success and we hope that it can continue to inspire more people to take action.
A BIG THANK YOU to all the shelters who participated in this challenge and for each shelter’s continued commitment to help animals!
Pictured below are several photographs, courtesy of the ASPCA, showing the Grand Prize winners of this challenge! You can also view the video of the ASPCA’s announcement here!
Please consider Biscuit’s successful rescue story and consider rescuing an animal today! Your life will be forever positively changed!