Animal House Shelter, Inc., Huntley, Illinois
- This shelter in three words: Dedicated. Compassionate. Selfless.
- Why this shelter is a tough contender: Our main goal is making sure our animals go to good homes. We are always looking for new ways to get our animals exposure and are partnering with various organizations to help benefit our animals. We are holding adoption events and participating at pet expos as well as making appearances at local businesses to make the public aware of our facilities and about adoption in general. We are also holding events that appeal to broader crowds in order to raise awareness about homeless animals and adoption.
Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc., Des Moines, Iowa
- This shelter in three words: Compassion. Education. Rescue.
- Why this shelter is a tough contender: The Animal Rescue League is the largest shelter in Iowa and is among the top shelters in the U.S. for both its facility and programming. We have a loyal following from across the country and are determined to win this money to better serve the animals who need our help the most.
City of Independence Animal Services, Independence, Missouri
- This shelter in three words: Educating through involvement.
- Why this shelter is a tough contender: Our community! We are small shelter with lots of helpers and people who care enough to spend their time helping us win! We have great volunteers and are building our community support every day through our personal engagement.
Dane County Humane Society, Madison, Wisconsin
- This shelter in three words: Innovative. Cost-effective. Friendly.
- Why this shelter is a tough contender: We are actively building partnerships with others to save more animals. We are also working to improve shelter medicine through our partnership with UC-Davis and UW-Madison.
Humane Society for Hamilton County, Noblesville, Indiana
- This shelter in three words: Compassionate. Educated. Life-saving.
- Why this shelter is a tough contender: We are a very passionate organization with a strong volunteer base. We have amped up our social media marketing and increased our PR efforts.
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, Indianapolis, Indiana
- This shelter in three words: Dedicated. Responsible. Committed
- Why this shelter is a tough contender: We have a wonderful network of rescue partners, volunteers and pet lovers in our community. And they are all loyal supporters of our organization.