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4,900+ Animals Adopted in Just One Week: $100K Challenge Off to a Strong Start

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 5:00pm
Rachael Ray

In just one week, 50 competing shelters in the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge kicked off the competition with a bang by adopting out more than 4,900 animals.

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.

You can also join in on the fun by submitting a photo of your rescued pet to the I Rescued My Pet Photo Contest with Rachael Ray. One lucky winner will receive a Rachael Ray prize pack.

Stay tuned to the ASPCA Blog for $100K Challenge updates, or join the conversation by using the hashtag #100KChallenge on your social media channels.