On December 9, the ASPCA joined the generous folks at Humane Society of Boulder Valley to celebrate their grand prize win of the ASPCA $100K Challenge. Saving 1,000 more cats and dogs in August, September and October 2010 than they did during the same months last year—the shelter won the Challenge and received a $100,000 grant to continue its life-saving work.
The special day began with an awards breakfast honoring the shelter’s dedicated staff and team of volunteers. In the evening, the staff welcomed its community to a heartfelt awards ceremony, shelter tour and reception. Visitors had a chance to meet with staff and ASPCA representatives, as well as visit with adoptable animals.
"Standing in a room full of people who've worked so hard to save more lives, and surrounded by over 2,000 photos of the precious lives they saved is humbling,” says Bert Troughton, ASPCA Vice President of ProLearning. “But what's really inspiring is that they are already talking about this amazing finish as just the beginning—wow!"
“We are honored and humbled to be the first grand prize winner of the ASPCA $100K Challenge,” says Lisa Pedersen, CEO of Humane Society of Boulder Valley. “We are forever changed as an organization and as a community—and as we look ahead, we know this is just the beginning; together we will keep challenging ourselves to save more lives.”