Let’s hear it for Clay County Animal Care and Control, Kansas City Pet Project and Lynchburg Humane Society for getting the most votes and increasing lives saved by more than 300! All three finalist agencies have done a lot to get people involved in saving more lives. Now the grants committee has some tough work ahead to choose the Community Engagement Award winner to be announced on October 7.
$100K Challenge Blog
With just 5 more days to go in the Challenge, contestants continue to feature creative and fabulous events to get more animals into new homes. With so many prizes available, there are lots of opportunities to win but clearly the biggest motivator of all is another life saved.
Challengers saved a total of 43,959 dogs and cats in the first two months of the Challenge, an increase of 9,198 over their 2013 life saving. This is the highest two month increase in the history of the Challenge! Congratulations to all the staff, volunteers and communities whose hard work has clearly paid off for the animals.
A special congratulations to the division leaders at the end of Month 2, recipients of the $5,000 Seventh Inning Stretch grants.
$5,000 Seventh Inning Stretch Grant Winners
Community members will decide the 3 finalists for the $25,000 Community Engagement award. Voting will be open from 8/15 (noon ET) to 8/31 (11:59 pm ET). Finalists will be the three $100K Challenge contestant agencies that increase lives saved by at least 300 and earn the most votes.
As Challengers continue to outdo themselves, we continue to brag—we’re proud to highlight their fantastic work. Take a look at more records that have been crushed thanks to the $100K Challenge!
The Challenge Photo Contest reflects and celebrates the wonderful happy endings that $100K Challenge competitors - with the support of their communities - are making possible. In all, 422 photos were submitted by adopters.
Congratulations to the following shelters who will receive a prize grant!
The ASPCA has detected certain irregularities in voting and is in the process of implementing a solution to correct the issue. As a result, Winner announcements will be postponed to Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Voting will continue as scheduled through 11:59pm ET on August 1, 2014. The ASPCA regrets any inconvenience and appreciates the patience of competing shelters and their supporters.
Contestants sent a total of 21,175 dogs and cats home in June, an increase of 4,311 over their combined June 2013 life saving! A hearty congratulations to all contestants, and a special congratulations to the $5,000 Fast Start Winners.
$5,000 Fast Start Grant Winners
Take a look at some ways these agencies topped their own records:
The fun, thrills and smiles from saving more lives begins this Sunday, June 1, 2014 as the $100K Challenge kicks off! Fifty shelter contestants have been brainstorming and prepping for months in order to save more lives this summer than last. Good luck to all the contestants!