About the Final Challenge

Save More Lives!

The $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013.

For the past four years, the $100K Challenge has helped shelters across the country energize their teams, rally their communities and blast through their previous records for saving lives. In the first year of the competition, competing shelters achieved an impressive increase of 7,362 more lives saved than same time/prior year. Since then, the numbers have been even better: 8,977 in 2011, 14,376 in 2012, and 12,050 in 2013. Increases for individual shelters range from a few animals to well over 1,000 more lives saved, with 40 shelters increasing lives saved by 300 or more in the last two contests.

In 2014, for the final year of the Challenge, 50 shelters will save even more lives, with winners earning $600,000 in prize grants, including a $100,000 grand prize for the shelter that increases lives saved the most. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on January 6.

Ready to Save More Lives?