Breaking: Winners Announced in ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Friday, November 30, 2012 - 2:00pm

The ASPCA is on the ground today in cities across the country to celebrate with the winners of the 2012 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge and deliver some mighty big checks.

The $100K Challenge is our annual, three-month-long shelter contest to come up with new ways to get more homeless cats and dogs into loving homes. And get them into homes they did! In total, this year’s 50 contestants saved a whopping 56,232 animals’ lives.

But who took home the grand prize of 100,000 big ones? Well, people, Texas did it again. The grand prize winner of the 2012 $100K Challenge is the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services! The Central Texas shelter saved more than 4,054 animals in three months—that’s 1,384 more animals than it saved during the same three-month period in 2011. Amazing work—congratulations, San Antonio!

For a full list of winners, including second place and the Community Engagement Award recipient, please visit the $100K Challenge blog.

Want to help save more animals in your community? Encourage your local shelter to apply for the 2013 Challenge! Applications open on January 3, 2013. Stay tuned to for details.

The $100K Challenge is just one of many programs through which the ASPCA advocates for animals in need across the country. Help us continue to improve the lives of homeless pets.