News Alert: August 6, 2010
On your mark, get set, go! Sunday, August 1, marked the official start of the ASPCA $100K Challenge, which will award $125,000 to shelters across the country that save more cats and dogs than they did during the same time period last year.
Each week, we’ve been introducing you to a new group of organizations competing for the $100,000 grand prize. Please meet four more eager competitors:
Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, Menands, NY: This New York Capital Region organization has been saving the lives of abused and unwanted animals since 1887. We really like its idea of taking animals to the people by opening satellite adoption centers at local retail centerssomething it could accomplish if it wins $100K!
Animal Friends Humane Society, Hamilton, OH: The driven animal welfare advocates who staff AFHS would love to use the prize money to build a training/humane education facility and a barn to house farm animal victims of cruelty and neglect.
Puerto Rico Animal Welfare Society, Isabela, PR: This “small but determined” group has a lofty, supremely admirable goal: to spay or neuter, vaccinate, deworm and bathe every homeless animal in Puerto Rico, then house and feed them until they find loving, lifelong homes.
Salt Lake County Animal Services, Salt Lake City, UT: Winner of a 2010 Utah Best of State Medal Award, SLCoAS has partnered with more than 85 non-profit rescue agencies in five states to ensure that if an animal is not adopted at its shelter, he or she is given every opportunity to find a home somewhere else.
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Check out the Save More Lives Community for additional information about the contest.