$100K Challenge Contestants Save 21,175 Lives in One Month

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 4:30pm
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We’re excited to share the results of the first month of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge: In June alone, the Challengers saved a total of 21,175 animals’ lives!  Competing shelters achieved this by adopting out or reuniting pets with their guardians. June’s impressive total was a combined increase of 4,311 over lives saved by the shelters during June 2013.

The Challengers started off on the right foot after a successful Challenge Kick-off Week June 1-8, and kept the momentum going throughout the month.

We’d like to congratulate the following shelters for saving most additional cats and dogs by the end of the first month of the Challenge in their respective divisions:

Division 1: Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick Maine  

Division 2: Clay County Animal Care and Control of Green Cove Springs, Florida

Division 3: Southern Pines Animal Shelter of Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Division 4: Foothills Animal shelter of Golden, Colorado

Division 5: Central California SPCA of Fresno, California

Click here to see the full leader board with complete month one results for all contestants.

The excitement has just begun! The Challengers have plenty of time to get creative and save even more animals’ lives during July and August. Stay tuned as the action unfolds during the remaining two months of the Challenge. 

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I find this entire contest irresponsible unless there are background checks on each potential adopter...which is doubtful given the time frames. I'm glad our local shelter declined to participate. There are too many sick individuals out there itching to torture and abuse a defenseless animal. Thank you.


So it's better just to Euthanize these animals then to find them homes? Yes there are sick people out there, and if they want to harm an animal, they will find one regardless.