$100K Challenge Contestants Save 43,959 Lives in Two Months

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 1:30pm
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Time flies when you’re having fun: Competing shelters in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge are nearing the finish line, and we couldn’t be more excited to share that in June and July, the Challengers saved a total of 43,959 animals’ lives! The Challenge shelters achieved this by adopting out or reuniting pets with their guardians—and they saved over 9,000 more lives than during the same two months last year.

We’d like to congratulate the shelters in each division that saved the most additional cats and dogs by the end of the first two months of the Challenge:

Coastal Humane Society (Brunswick, ME) in Division 1

Clay County Animal Care and Control (Green Cove Springs, FL) in Division 2

Southern Pines Animal Shelter (Hattiesburg, MS) in Division 3

Foothills Animal Shelter (Golden, CO) in Division 4

Central California SPCA (Fresno, CA) in Division 5

Click here to see the leaderboard with complete month one and two results for all contestants.

The Challengers still have two weeks to pull out all the stops and take home the grand prize! Stay tuned as the action unfolds, and we’ll reveal the big winner on October 7.

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What are the rules to this 100K challenge? The shelter in our area is giving away dogs at extreme low prices if not free to try and win this but it is flooding cash strapped rescues with unwanted dogs because of impulse adoptions. They are not taking their dogs back unless the adopter pays a higher fee than what they paid to adopt in the first place. These dogs are not going to the best of homes!!! The rules should prevent this type of behavior.


If your shelter is, indeed, participating in the 100K challenge, you should call the ASPCA and tell them what is happening so they can look into it and change the adoption & return procedures at your shelter. Not accepting animals back is unacceptable.

Elaine Murray

I am so happy when I read this! Congratulations on your goal! I seriously would love to open a shelter of my own. It's been a dream of mine. Funds are not on my side tho. I do give every month and help friends with getting the word out about their shelters.