Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s “Fast Pass” program gets strays on the adoption floor faster. With their Fast Pass program, the agency was able to increase the number of animals served at their shelter and win the 2010 Challenge! Learn more about the Fast Pass program.
$100K Challenge Blog
The $100K Challenge launched with a bang – 2,047 animals' lives were saved over Kick-off Weekend, June 1-2. The 49 contestant shelters broke record after record – many of them reported the most adoptions ever in a single day or weekend! Take a look at some ways these agencies shattered their own records:
Record: Adoptions in a single weekend
Breakers: With 69 lives saved, Cheyenne Animal Shelter more than doubled their previous record of 32 adoptions in a single weekend.
At exactly 12:01 AM Saturday, June 1, 2013 the 49 2013 shelter contestants in the $100K Challenge will begin their quests to save more lives this summer over last. At stake: $600,000 in prize grants for the shelters that increase lives saved the most – and, more importantly, tens of thousands of lives. “Every year competing shelters smash their prior adoption records, but judging from the preparations we’ve seen so far, this year shelters will far exceed the amazing accomplishments of past Challengers,” says Bert Troughton, VP of ASPCA Community Outreach. The ASPCA is rooting for every
BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Baltimore, MD) has temporarily suspended canine intake and withdrawn from the 2013 Challenge in order to focus their attention and resources on eliminating a respiratory infection effecting dogs in the shelter. This will enable the veterinarians and staff to treat and care for currently ill animals, and ensure that the infection is not transmitted to any dogs not currently in the shelter.
An improved community image and enhanced teamwork are just two of the top reported positive outcomes from the 2012 Challenge. Take a look below to see all the positive outcomes -
Percent of Shelters Experiencing Specific Outcomes Because of Challenge
Which of the following were true for your agency while you were competing in the Challenge?
(From 2012 Challenge Survey, page 5).
The Shelter’s Edge blog provides a little insight into each of the 2013 Contestants by division:
Past contestants have shared that maintaining motivation of staff, volunteers and the community after Month 1 of the Challenge can be a ‘challenge’. Two time contestant Animal Rescue League shares their tips and lessons learned in their April 24th webinar.