ASPCA.org - After three months of spirited competition, the ASPCA has announced the results of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.
The Challenge is a contest in which shelters across the country compete to break their own records at saving animals' lives.
Throughout the months of June, July and August 2013, each competing shelter worked to save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2012.
Division 5 champion The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada will take home the $100,000 grand prize in grant funding from the ASPCA. The organization accomplished an increase of 1,055 animals’ lives saved over the same period during 2012.
The following division leaders will each receive $25,000 in ASPCA grant funding:
Division 1: Washington Animal Rescue League of Washington, D.C., with an increase of 326 lives saved over the prior year
Division 2: Texas Humane Heroes of Leander, Texas with an increase of 389 lives saved over the prior year
Division 3: HALO Animal Rescue of Phoenix, Arizona with an increase of 824 lives saved over the prior year
Division 4: Citizens for Animal Protection of Houston, Texas with an increase of 625 lives saved over the prior year
All told, the 49 Challenge contestants saved 56,379 animals’ lives over the course of the exciting three-month challenge—a combined increase of 12,050 lives saved compared to the same period during 2012.
Congratulations to the Challenge winners, and to all those who participated. You deserve a round of applause!