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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rhonda castille

I Love The ASPCA


The stat's would be very interesting on the amount of animals returned right after adoption at kill shelters. Allot will not take the animal back. Still, let's be hopeful MOST of those animals went to great homes. I worked at a no kill shelter in Idaho and the amount of paperwork to adopt were for serious home animal lovers BUT who really knows what happens to animals at the mercy of a supposed great adoption. Rachel Ray had her heart in the right others abuse it is allot out of our control.

Nancy Beaulieu

Congratulations to everyone. Well Done. This is a movement that is growing and growing in the right direction. Saving the lives of thousands of awesome dogs and cats looking for a safe haven. Great work!

Joyce Meyers

Thank You Thank You.................................................. can't say enough about all you did to help save them!

laura v

congrats to all the rescues it received funding it is great when animals are saved.


Every one of those pets and every one born is gift to us. We n
NEED to cherish each one, and to end the suffering we need to spay/neuter each of them (and plenty of people too). The animals are not the problem, PEOPLE ARE!
Thank you all for being the kind of people we are meant to be- loving and compassionate and thankful for our gifts!


In 1998 my husband worked for the Animal Foundation of Las Vegas Nevada. It is also known by the title Lied Animal Shelter. They are a shelter that is known here in Las Vegas as a KILL Shelter. However, I will say that they do not like having to put down any animal but they have or had a contract with the City of Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada wherein dogs and cats that were found with no collars or tags were brought in by Animal Control and if no one claimed them they were put up for adoption and after a period of time when no home found for them they were put to sleep. The only other shelter in Las Vegas is the Nevada SPCA. My husband worked there also. They are a NO KILL shelter. It is a real shame that a shelter like the Nevada SPCA does not get the recognition but they do not have the funds for advertising the Animal Foundation gets.