After receiving hundreds of submissions and thousands of votes, we are ready to announce the winners of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge Photo Contest. We asked pet parents of cats and dogs adopted from competing Challenge shelters to send us photos of their furry friends, and it was difficult to choose, but we narrowed the entries down to 40 finalists. We’ve reviewed and tallied up the votes, and the results are in!
And the winners are…
The grand prize of $5,000 in ASPCA grant funding will be awarded to Lynchburg Humane Society (Virginia) for the winning photo of Rust.
Five shelters will receive $2,000 in ASPCA grant funds for their second-place photo submissions:
It was difficult to choose, but we have selected 40 exceptional finalists representing 26 Challenge shelters. Now’s your chance to help choose the winners! Visit our $100K Challenge Photo Contest voting page to vote for your favorite photo once per day from now until 11:59 P.M. on Friday, August 1. Contest winners and runners-up will receive prizes ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 in the form of ASPCA grant funds for their local Challenge shelter! We’ll announce the winners of the Photo Contest on Monday, August 4.
We’re excited to share the results of the first month of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge: In June alone, the Challengers saved a total of 21,175 animals’ lives! Competing shelters achieved this by adopting out or reuniting pets with their guardians. June’s impressive total was a combined increase of 4,311 over lives saved by the shelters during June 2013.
The excitement has just begun! The Challengers have plenty of time to get creative and save even more animals’ lives during July and August. Stay tuned as the action unfolds during the remaining two months of the Challenge.
As the Challenge began on Sunday, June 1, all 50 shelters worked to host special adoption events throughout the week. From California to Maine, adopters visited local shelters to show their support for the Challenge and went home with furry best friends of all shapes and sizes.
But the excitement is just beginning! Now through the end of August, support your local Challenge shelter as the contestants compete to break their own adoption records and save the most animals over the same period in 2013.
After months of preparation and anticipation, it’s time for the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge to begin! During this exciting three-month competition, from June 1 to August 31, 50 shelters nationwide will compete to break their own adoption records and save the most animals over the same period in 2013. Winners and finalists will earn prize grants, ranging from $5,000 to $100,000, so they can save even more animals in the future.
The Challenge contestants will be off to the races starting with the official $100K Challenge Kickoff on Sunday, June 1. The shelters will host exciting adoption events throughout the week, featuring food, games and plenty of adorable, adoptable animals. Support your local competing shelter by attending a Kickoff event. Who knows? You might even bring home a furry new addition to your family. Please visit our events page to find out what’s happening in your area!
Follow all the #100KChallenge action this weekend on Twitter, and best of luck to all the shelters as they embark on this exciting Challenge to save more lives!
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