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The Results Are in! Congratulating the Winners of the 2013 $100K Challenge

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 3:00pm
The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada

It’s finally time—after three months of spirited competition, we are excited to announce the results of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Division 5 champion The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada will take home the $100,000 grand prize in grant funding from the ASPCA. The organization accomplished an increase of 1,055 animals’ lives saved over the same period during 2012. Congratulations!  

The following division leaders will each receive $25,000 in ASPCA grant funding:

Division 1: Washington Animal Rescue League of Washington, D.C., with an increase of 326 lives saved over the prior year

Division 2: Texas Humane Heroes of Leander, Texas with an increase of 389 lives saved over the prior year

Division 3: HALO Animal Rescue of Phoenix, Arizona with an increase of 824 lives saved over the prior year

Division 4: Citizens for Animal Protection of Houston, Texas with an increase of 625 lives saved over the prior year

All told, the 49 Challenge contestants saved 56,379 animals’ lives over the course of the exciting three-month challenge—a combined increase of 12,050 lives saved compared to the same period during 2012. We are truly impressed by the dedication, hard work and creativity these shelters employed in order to find loving homes for thousands of animals in need. Congratulations to our Challenge winners, and to all those who participated. You deserve a round of applause!

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Lori Peltier

Congrat's to Las Vegas to help even more animals in the shelters and rescues.

Joan Dempsey

CONGRATULATIONS, everyone! This is incredible. Be proud, all of you!!! Hooray!!!

Keith Fuelling

Congratulations to all involved. 56,379 lives saved. Be proud, I am.

Vonda Gardner

I'm so excited about this incredible increase of lives saved!!

Cynthia Davis

Congraulations all for an awesome number of lives saved!!!! You all ROCK!!!!

Jonathan Saewitz

I'm just so happy so many animals' lives were saved!!!! :D

Diane Norris

I live in Las Vegas and I am appalled that the Animal Foundation (which was just awarded this year's $100,000) KILLS HEALTHY ANIMALS EVERY DAY. While they always find time to self-promote, they rarely find time to post any animals. In order to win, they had adoptions for $10 and for "name your own price" and yes, animals were adopted; how many were also returned and subsequently KILLED (wonder if those were subtracted from the totals)? ASPCA, contest rules need to be changed so that every KILLING counts against the total number adopted.

Sharon Kislingbury

State this loud and clear somewhere other than this message board. Your knowledge needs to be heard by those who can do something about it. Thank you for making this known.

Cynthia Arnold

I loved your last line. Now that's a real kick in the butt. Amen/

Lori

Diane - I agree. The contest rules need to be changed and ASPCA representatives should be monitoring how these shelters are able to adopt out so many pets through this initiative. Finding a forever home for a pet should NEVER be a contest, but something that is done out of love for an animal. I don't believe the ASPCA should include ANY KILL SHELTERS in these "contests", but help those NO KILL shelters who truly have compassion for animals.

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