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Contestants Announced for the ASPCA $100K Challenge

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 1:00pm

Last week, we asked if you were ready to take our Challenge and boy did you answer—in a big way! Officially launched on April 8, the ASPCA $100K Challenge seeks to encourage animal welfare leaders to develop innovate ways to increase pet adoptions in their communities. We received so many amazing applications that we reached our Challenge limit of 50 contestants in less than a week! Congratulations to the following shelters and rescue groups who now have a chance to win more than $125,000 in prizes—including a grand prize grant of $100,000—and save more animals' lives!

  • SPCA, Inc., Lakeland, FL
  • Wisconsin Humane Society, Milwaukee, WI
  • St. Hubert's Giralda, Madison, NJ
  • Team: Richmond AC&C and Richmond SPCA, Richmond, VA
  • Kansas Humane Society, Wichita, KS
  • Kauai Humane Society, Kauai, HI
  • SPCA of Wake County Raleigh, NC
  • South Suburban Humane Society, Chicago Heights, IL
  • Animal Aid Coconut Creek, FL
  • Erie County SPCA, Tonawanda, NY
  • HS of Boulder Valley, Boulder, CO
  • Animal Resource Center, Dayton, OH
  • Irvine Animal Care Center, Irvine, CA
  • Jacksonville Humane Society, Jacksonville, FL
  • Joplin Humane Society, Joplin, MO
  • Larimer Humane Society, Fort Collins, CO
  • Louisiana SPCA, New Orleans, LA
  • Humane Society at Lollypop Farm, Rochester NY
  • Tallahassee Leon County Animal Services Center, Tallahassee, FL
  • Team: Geauga Humane Society and Lake Humane Society, northeast Ohio
  • Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, Menands NY
  • Team: Arizona Animal Welfare League and HALO Helping Animals Live On, Phoenix, AZ
  • Western PA Humane Society, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Atlanta Humane Society & SPCA, Atlanta, GA
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston, Boston, MA
  • Animal Welfare League, Chicago Ridge, IL
  • Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Vancouver, WA
  • Humane Society of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX
  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Birmingham, AL
  • Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Santa Fe, NM
  • Autauga County Humane Society, Prattville, AL
  • Calcasieu Parish Animal Services & Adoption Center, Lake Charles, LA
  • Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH), Stanwood, WA
  • Kern County Animal Control, Bakersfield , CA
  • Puerto Rico Animal Welfare Society, Isabela, PR
  • St. Tammany Parish Dept of Animal Services, Lacombe, LA
  • Capital Area Humane Society, Hilliard, OH
  • Southern Pines Animal Shelter, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Dubuque Humane Society, Dubuque, IA
  • City of San Jose Animal Care Center, San Jose, CA
  • McKamey Animal Center, Chattanooga, TN
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society & SPCA, Tacoma WA
  • Animal Friends Humane Society, Hamilton, OH
  • Humane Society of Greater Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Kent County SPCA, Camden, DE
  • Maui Humane Society, Maui, HI
  • Salt Lake County Animal Services, Salt Lake City, UT

The official competition period is August 1 through October 31, when all 50 contestants will start tracking their progress. To qualify for the grand prize grant, shelters need to save a minimum of 300 more animals from August through October 2010, compared with the same three-month period in 2009. Beyond that, the winner will be the shelter that saves the most additional animals during the same time period. The ASPCA will also grant $25,000 to the shelter that most engages its community to promote pet adoptions and reunite lost animals with their pet parents. Winners will be announced in December 2010. Stay tuned to ASPCA.org for the latest news about the ASPCA $100K Challenge. 

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