December 15, 2016

Announcing the Winners of Our "150 Days of Rescue" Grant Contest

150 Days of Rescue Contest

This April marked the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary, and in honor of this incredible milestone, we launched our “150 Days of Rescue” contest in an effort to unite the country to make a difference in the lives of animals. For 150 days between April and September, animal lovers from across the country nominated their favorite shelter or rescue group for the opportunity to win a $150,000 grant.

After receiving thousands of nominations from across the country, today we are happy to announce that the winner of our $150,000 grand prize is Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter in Harahan, Louisiana.

In addition, the following five shelters were granted $15,000 each in support of their ongoing efforts to help at-risk animals in their communities:

  • BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter), Baltimore, Maryland
  • Cat Adoption Team, Sherwood, Oregon
  • Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Palm City, Florida
  • Hawaiian Humane Society, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Idaho Humane Society, Boise, Idaho

“Nominated by their own communities, Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter and the other five finalists epitomize the deep commitment with which local shelters and rescue groups tirelessly move vulnerable animals to safe and loving homes,” said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. “In honor of our 150th anniversary year, we’re proud to recognize their hard work and dedication on the front lines of this important national mission.”

This year has truly been something to celebrate. The outpouring of support from individuals and communities alike has been outstanding. We congratulate the winning shelters and rescues, and look forward to 150 more years of making a difference for suffering animals across the country.