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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Linda, I fully agree with you. Other organizations of note do not give away money to get animals out of shelters, but find other ways to teach them how to handle overcrowding without killing them. I have two shelter cats and in recent years their upkeep went up considerable and I feel great giving to responsible shelters who give food to low income or no income people to be able to keep their animal companions
and are not forced to surrender them.


Outstanding commitment from very special people.

Angela Howell

I am amazed and overwhelmed at all the animal lovers out there. Thank you Rachel Rea for your generosity! All those beautiful lives saved; it warms my heart!

Linda Pierce

This news is so heartwarming. Congratulations to all!

Lori Grone

Congratulations to all of the prize winners and every organization working toward saving more lives!

Jerilyn Capaccione

Thank you ASPCA and especially all those who worked so hard to get more animals saved this year!!! Thank you!


This is wonderful! But I'm partial to the NV Humane Society of Reno, NV where I volunteer and we adopt huge numbers of animals into the very supportive Reno community every month - thanks to a number of sponsoring stores and special events where this community allows us to showcase dogs and cats regularly.


Thank you all so very much for all your hard work and your huge heart! Let's not stop now! Congratulations!

Joan Walker

I totally agree with Diane and Lori. The ASPCA needs to change the rules and make sure that only "no kill" shelters compete. They truly care about the welfare and future of the animals rescued and adopted.

Frances Shields...

Awesome work big Congrats to All !!!!