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:
The NOAH Center (Washington) for the photo of Eliot.
Clay County Animal Care and Control (Florida) for the photo of Nimbus.
Animal Welfare Association (New Jersey) for the photo of Chip and Dale.
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County (Tennessee) for the photo of Buddy.
Shelby Humane Society (Alabama) for the photo of Alice.
Ten runners-up will receive $1,000 each in ASPCA grant funding:
Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center (Tennessee) for the photo of Rhett Butler.
Kansas City Pet Project (Missouri) for the individual photos of Jax and Millie.
The City of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division (Oklahoma) for the photo of Daisy.
HALO Animal Rescue (Arizona) for the photo of Leica.
Humane Society of Charles County (Maryland) for the photo of Daisy Sue.
Spartanburg Humane Society (South Carolina) for the photo of Angel.
Burbank Animal Shelter (California) for the photo of Joe.
Congratulations are in order for all of this year’s Photo Contest winners and finalists. There’s more $100K Challenge excitement to come! Don’t miss the action as the Challenge contestants work to save lives during the final month of the contest.