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$100K Challenge Shelters Save 19,114 Lives in One Month

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 12:00pm

The results are in! Just as we hit the midway mark of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, we are thrilled to report that participating shelters helped save nearly 20,000 animals’ lives during the month of August. The shelters achieved this staggering feat by adopting out or reuniting animals with their pet parents. We couldn’t be more impressed or pleased that 19,114 cats and dogs found forever homes in just 30 days—that’s a combined increase of nearly 5,000 lives saved over the same month in 2011!

Our contestants approached this year’s Challenge with creativity, which led to happy animals and pet parents all around. These shelters kicked off August with special events drawing adopters of all ages and pet preferences. From games and food giveaways to adoption fee-waived specials, each shelter utilized innovative ideas to match tons of furry best friends with loving adopters. We think this strong start in August is a sure sign of good things to come as these shelters keep on truckin’ toward the finish line at the end of October.

We’d like to congratulate the shelters in each region that saved the most additional cats and dogs by the end of the first month of the Challenge: Canyon County Animal Shelter (Caldwell, ID) in the West region, City of San Antonio Animal Care Services in the South Central region, Toledo Area Humane Society in the North Central region, The Humane Society of Charlotte in the Southeast region and Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Center (BARCS) in the Northeast region. These participants will each receive a $5,000 Fast Start grant for working so hard to pull ahead of the competition. Congrats!

Click here to see the full leaderboard with complete month one results for all participants.

But the fun is just beginning. With a month and a half left to go, our contestants have plenty of time to buckle down, get creative, and find even more ways to find more loving forever homes for animals in need. You can follow all their triumphs on the $100K Challenge website.

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Stacy

God bless you all!

DESIREE

THE PUPPY ON THIS PAGE THAT IS WHITE IN THE FACE AN ORANGE EARS WRAPPED IN A PINK TOWEL REMINDS ME OF MY DOG WHO IS GOING TO TURN 11 YRS OLD NEXT MONTH. IS THIS PUPPY UP FOR ADOPTION? ANY INFO WOULD BE APPERCIATETED

Patrick Oliver

Congratulations shelters!

Laura

This is great to see these animals being saved. Too many homeless pets out there. Adoption/rescue is the way to go!

Lyna

Aaww so cute. Hope they all find great loving homes.

Robyn

Great job! I wish this was a NO KILL NATION.

BJ

I am curious! Is this puppy up for adoption?

breanne

I think that this puppy is one of many beautiful animals that come into shelters in hope of a second chance.I'm only 16 now but as soon as I'm old enough I will be joining houston aspca and helping animals however I can. Right now I can only volonteer at my local shelter =) this doggy should be named flower. She is just as pretty as one!

Sheri Schongold

God Bless Each Any Everyone Of You Angels.

samntha

OMG that is 1 CUTE DOG!!!!!!!!:P