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!
It’s finally here! After months of preparation and anticipation, it’s time for the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. During this exciting three-month competition, from June 1 to August 31, 49 shelters nationwide will compete to break their own adoption records and save the most animals over the same period in 2012. Winners and finalists will earn prize grants, ranging from $5,000 to $100,000, so they can save even more animals in the future.
We’re getting the party started with $100K Challenge kick-off weekend this Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2. Participating shelters will host exciting adoption events all weekend long, featuring food, games and plenty of adorable, adoptable animals. Support your local competing shelter by attending a kick-off weekend 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!