We can hardly believe the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is nearing the finish line, but we couldn’t be more excited to share that in June and July, the Challengers saved a total of 36,790 animals’ lives! Competing shelters achieved this by adopting out or reuniting pets with their guardians—and they saved nearly 8,000 more lives than during the same two months last year.
We’d like to congratulate the shelters in each division that saved the most additional cats and dogs by the end of the first two months of the Challenge:
After the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge began in June, we asked pet parents of cats and dogs adopted from competing Challenge shelters to send us photos of their new furry friends. We received hundreds of adorable submissions, and after much debate, we narrowed it down to 40 finalists. We’ve tallied up thousands of votes for these super cute photos, and the results for$100K Challenge Photo Contestare in!
It was difficult to choose, but we have selected 40 exceptional finalists representing 26 Challenge shelters. Now it’s up to you to pick the winners! Visit our $100K Challenge Photo Contest Pinterest Board to vote for your favorite photos from July 23, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. EDT to August 5, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. EDT. Submit your vote using the “like” and “repin” actions on Pinterest—one “like” equals one point and one “repin” equals two points. Contest winners will receive prizes from $1,000 to $5,000 in ASPCA grant funds for their local Challenge shelter.
The first month of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is complete, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the results of the competition thus far. In the month of June alone, the Challengers saved a total of 18,336 animals’ lives! Competing shelters achieved this by adopting out or reuniting pets with their guardians. June’s impressive total means the shelters saved 4,380 more lives than during the same month last year.
The fun has just begun! The Challengers still have plenty of time to get creative and save even more animals during July and August. Stay tuned as the action unfolds during the remaining two months of the Challenge.
During kick-off weekend, the shelters demonstrated that they’re working to save more animals than ever before. Here are some highlights from the shelters that broke their own adoption records over the weekend:
And we can’t help but share some of the heartwarming photos the competing shelters posted throughout the weekend’s festivities.
We’re thrilled by all of the successes the competing shelters experienced during kick-off weekend, and we can’t wait to follow all the contestants during the rest of the three-month competition. Stay tuned for all the action to come!