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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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Phyllis Randall

This challenge has highlighted the plight of unwanted yet adoptable pets.....lets help the "KILL" shelters find ways to become "NO KILL".....firstly they need the financial resources, human resources, foster care programs, info on how to access grants etc.....winners of the challenge, please help the other shelters...you could actively seek out and share your knowledge with them....its all about saving lives....on behalf of the "death row" inhabitants, thank you!.

Justin G

I totally agree with you and this IS THE RIGHT FORUM for stating this. It is terrible how the kill shelters can simply kill a few less and win a large grant. It should be about total number saved versus killed and it should also consider the percentages. Some smaller cities save virtually all they take in but can't compete because they take in far less. It doesn't mean they work any less because I've seen those like Detroit Dog Rescue, Guardians of Rescue, and others be absolute leaders in how a rescue SHOULD be operating. They are the true heros out there, not the kill shelters.

darlene

Don't tell the ASPCA, TELL RACHEL !!!!! You will get more done that way

Denyse

I also live in Las Vegas. I have rescued 2 dogs from there and 1 from Henderson bringing my total at one time to 6. I support "no kill" shelters and rescue from KILL shelters. I agree with everyone that KILL shelters should not be allowed in these "contests" and if they are, your statement that every KILLING counts against the total number adopted. We also need to contact the ASPCA (I support them) somewhere besides this page!

Katie

Diane is correct... I lived in Las Vegas for 33 years up until two years ago. I found strays and they found me, but I NEVER would have taken them to the Animal Foundation, or what we locals referred to as the "Pound," because they destroy so many innocent healthy animals.

Of course, the root of the problem is the clueless people who insist on breeding their animals. There are TOO MANY dogs and not enough people to keep them!

yvonne ostby

I agree. Also, kill shelters should not be included in the contest. If the shelter saved 2000 dogs, then couldn't find homes and they were euhanized, it's not fair to count them. Another rule is it should be required to invest the money back into the shelter/rescue.

Eileen

Congratulations to everyone - Halo Animal Rescue especially, you guys are tops here in the Phoenix area

Jane

Congratulations, Lied has some great forever friends, I was lucky to adopt from there in the past and found some great furry friends there. Everyone should try to adopt...

Jane

Congratulations, Lied has some great forever friends, I was lucky to adopt from there in the past and found some great furry friends there. Everyone should try to adopt...

Heather Allen

thank you so much Eileen!

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