Sending a letter the old fashioned way can help track down missing pet guardians that have not updated their pet's id tags. That's just one of the many great tips for increasing RTO's from Marin Humane Society shared on their webinar last week. The recording of the webinar is available now.
$100K Challenge Blog
The 2013 Challengers will launch their community engagement campaigns on March 1 with team photos and inspiring messages about what the Challenge means to them. Engaging community members is key to saving more lives and winning. Contestants will post their Community Engagement activity on their own Facebook pages, and use the hashtag #100KChallenge in order to send those posts right here to the Challenge homepage.
The Toledo Area Humane Society, Maumee, OH has withdrawn from the Challenge in order to focus their attention on an organizational transition. Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), Kent, WA is now the 10th contestant in Division 3. The ASPCA welcomes RASKC, and wishes both organizations the best in their separate life-saving endeavors.
Past $100K Challenge winners will share their tips, techniques and strategies via 1-hour weekly webinars designed specifically to help this year’s contestants succeed. The series begins on Wed, Feb 20, with “How to Engage Your Community” featuring the three 2012 Community Engagement finalists. Challenge webinars are free and registration is easy.
Five agencies have been confirmed as the wait list agency in their Division: Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PA), Greenhill Humane Society (OR), Regional Animal Services of King County (WA), Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (WI), Broward County Animal Care and Adoption (FL). (listed in order from Division 1 to Division 5).
The intake range for Division 4 is now 7,001 to 11,000 and Division 5 is now 11,001+. The adjustment was made to accommodate more applicants and keep the number of contestants per division even. Congratulations to the Contestants of the 2013 Challenge! Let's get started!
Hundreds of shelter staff members from around the country were poised at their computers last Thursday, January 3, waiting for the “Apply Now” button to go live for the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The ASPCA team is now working to conduct a confirmation call with each applicant in the order their applications were received until ten contestants are confirmed for each of the five divisions. Additionally, the ASPCA will confirm an applicant in each division as the wait list agency for that division.