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4,900+ Animals Adopted in Just One Week: $100K Challenge Off to a Strong Start

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
Rachael Ray

In just one week, 50 competing shelters in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge kicked off the competition with a bang by adopting out more than 4,900 animals.

As the Challenge began on Sunday, June 1, all 50 shelters worked to host special adoption events throughout the week. From California to Maine, adopters visited local shelters to show their support for the Challenge and went home with furry best friends of all shapes and sizes.

But the excitement is just beginning! Now through the end of August, support your local Challenge shelter as the contestants compete to break their own adoption records and save the most animals over the same period in 2013.

You can also join in on the fun by submitting a photo of your rescued pet to the I Rescued My Pet Photo Contest with Rachael Ray. One lucky winner will receive a Rachael Ray prize pack.

Stay tuned to the ASPCA Blog for $100K Challenge updates, or join the conversation by using the hashtag #100KChallenge on your social media channels. 

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Jim Corriere

I am a volunteer with the Humane Society of Imperial County located in southeast Ca. As all shelters are, we are in desperate need of both volunteers and donations. There are more than 400 animals at this shelter waiting to be adopted. Please contact us @ ivhumanesociety@gmail.com Thank you.

Holly Henderson

Awesome job, so glad we have Rachel Ray on our side in this fight to find homes for deserving pets.

Anna Marie

Just love it!!! I'm so happy!!

Peggy

This is great, but I hope the animals are all neutered first. If not , the percentage of people who do not bring them back for spay or neuter will, in the near future, compound the problem multi - fold.
People can not be trusted to spay and neuter their pet. If they can't pay the adoption fee, they can't afford a pet.
Vets charge ridiculous fees to spay or neuter. And they don't encourage early age spaying and neutering . Animals are reproducing at earlier ages just like people.

Peggy

This is great, but I hope the animals are all neutered first. If not , the percentage of people who do not bring them back for spay or neuter will, in the near future, compound the problem multi - fold.
People can not be trusted to spay and neuter their pet. If they can't pay the adoption fee, they can't afford a pet.
Vets charge ridiculous fees to spay or neuter. And they don't encourage early age spaying and neutering . Animals are reproducing at earlier ages just like people.

Yoli

I have 2 stray cats... I was able to afford to have 1 neutered. Its so expensive.They are both males and I love them both dearly.

Diane

4900 animals adopted in one week is a LOT Of animals. I am so happy to hear about all these adoptions. It is wonderful for both the animals and their new families!