Due to HUNDREDS of great entries, ASPCA judges needed a little extra time to select finalists. The new start time for photo contest voting on Pinterest is 5pm on 7/23 and voting will end at 11:59pm ET on 8/5.
$100K Challenge Blog
Contestants sent a total of 18,336 dogs and cats home in June, an increase of 4,380 over their combined June 2012 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
Stay tuned to this page for more breaking news on records throughout the $100K Challenge.
Record Breakers: Month 1
Hats off to the 49 contestants—a third of the way into the contest, and they’re continuing to roll over their own records! Here’s how some competitors have been busy raising the bar for themselves throughout June:
Over 1,000 ASPCA Facebook fans from around the country have shared photos of the animals featured in the Challenge Pet of the Week photo album. The photo album on the ASPCA Facebook page provides an easy way for all to help in the Challenge.
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.
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BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Baltimore, MD) has temporarily suspended canine intake and withdrawn from the 2013 Challenge in order to focus their attention and resources on eliminating a respiratory infection effecting dogs in the shelter.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.