ASPCA and Tallahassee Celebrate Community Engagement Award

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 4:15pm

Well, it’s official: The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (TLCASC) knows how to party—and for good reason! On December 7, the ASPCA joined the municipal shelter to celebrate its receipt of the ASPCA Community Engagement Award for its incredible public outreach during the $100K Challenge. The day-long celebration included an early morning press conference and shelter tour, followed by a special award presentation held at Tallahassee’s exclusive Challenger Center.

For launching a creative and comprehensive “Reach for the Stars” communications campaign, adopt-a-thons and celebrity-themed video promotions, TLCASC received the award and a $25,000 grant to continue its life-saving work.

The ASPCA was thrilled to join TLCASC’s dedicated shelter staff, hardworking volunteers and engaged community members who all raised the bar to save more animals during the $100K Challenge.

“Tallahassee put out the call to the community, and the community answered by saving more lives,” says Bert Troughton, ASPCA Vice President of ProLearning. “We are proud to honor the success of our colleagues, and we thank them for setting such a great example of engaging with the public—this celebration was well deserved!”

Stay tuned later this week for our report from Boulder, CO, as we celebrate with Challenge grand prize winner Humane Society of Boulder Valley.