$100K Challenge


Top Tips from Challengers

Waiving and reducing adoption fees
Celebrating every adoption and adopter
Foster care and Adoption Ambassadors


Takeaways You Can Use Now

* Winning Tactics
* Motivating Staff & Volunteers
* Getting Community Support

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Wrapping It Up

The Ceiling is a Myth


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2014 Challenge Winners

The 5th and final Challenge winner was Central California SPCA in Fresno, CA. The results of Months 1, 2 & 3 are in, and the 50 Challengers have saved a total of—wait for it—68,805 lives! This number represents some serious awe-inspiring hard work and surpasses past Challenge records! The columns below show the increase in the number of lives saved in June, July and August 2014 compared to the lives saved during the same time period last year, as well as the total lives saved by each contestant during the Challenge.

For June, July and August 2014, the combined total increase in lives saved is 16,789.

* Indicates numbers rounded up to the nearest whole number because transfers are calculated in .5 increments.

Overall Rank Challenger Name Division Months 1, 2 & 3 Increase in Lives Saved Total Lives Saved
1 Central California SPCA - Fresno, CA 5 1612 2640
2 City of Stockton Animal Services -Stockton, CA 5 1533 2516
3 San Antonio Animal Care Services - San Antonio, TX 5 1402 5672
4 Foothills Animal Shelter - Golden, CO 4 1006 2664
5 The City of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division - Oklahoma City, OK 5 896 3792
6 Pima Animal Care Center - Tucson, AZ 5 636 3682
7 Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Colorado Springs, CO 5 574 3204
8 Clay County Animal Care and Control -Green Cove Springs, FL 2 562 1049
9 Southern Pines Animal Shelter -Hattiesburg, MS 3 551 1255
10 The Anti-Cruelty Society - Chicago, IL 4 495 1552
11 Kansas City Pet Project - Kansas City, MO 5 491 1989
12 Arizona Humane Society - Phoenix, AZ 5 477 4446
13 Angels of Assisi - Roanoke, VA 1 418 812
14 Ventura County Animal Services -Camarillo, CA 4 418 1858
15 Alachua County Animal Services -Gainesville, FL 3 415 1488
16 Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center - Franklin, TN 2 384 893
17 Lynchburg Humane Society - Lynchburg,VA 1 378 728
18 Coastal Humane Society - Brunswick, ME 1 360 826
19 Fox Valley Humane Association -Appleton, WI 2 345 648
20 Moreno Valley Animal Shelter - Moreno Valley, CA 5 333 1226
21 The NOAH Center - Stanwood, WA 2 324 1259
22 Humane Society Calumet Area - Munster,IN 1 291 648
23 Shelby Humane Society - Columbiana, AL 3 278 970
24 Pinal County Animal Care - Casa grande,AZ 4 270 932
25 Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption, Inc. - Mission, KS 2 261 722
26 Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society - Thomasville, GA 2 214 393
27 The Humane Society of Washington County, Inc. - Hagerstown, MD 3 208 882
28 First State Animal Center - SPCA, Delaware - Camden, DE 4 206 922
29 City of Pasadena (TX) Animal Control and Adoption - Pasadena, TX 4 201 683
30 Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter - Georgetown, TX 3 183 1792
31 Gwinnett County Animal Welfare & Enforcement - Lawrenceville, GA 3 150 1367
32 Everett Animal Shelter - Everett, WA 3 144 984
33 Humane Society of Charles County -Waldorf, MD 2 119 769
34 Humane Society of Greater Dayton -Dayton, OH 1 99 567
35 McMinn Regional Humane Society -Athens, TN 2 96 421
36 Humane Society of Delaware County -Delaware, OH 1 87 384
37 Burbank Animal Shelter - Burbank, CA 1 83 607
38 Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County - Memphis, TN 1 81 437
39 Animal Welfare Association - Voorhees,NJ 2 69 845
40 Spartanburg Humane Society -Spartanburg, SC 3 64 819
41 Osceola County Animal Services - St. Cloud, FL 4 57 985
42 City of Chico Animal Shelter - Chico, CA 1 14 309
43 Greenhill Humane Society - Eugene, OR 2 13 696
44 Houston Humane Society - Houston, TX 4 0 753
45 Oakland County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center - Auburn Hills, MI 3 0 994
46 SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. - Spokane, WA 3 0 844
47 Pet Helpers - Charleston, SC 1 0 444
48 Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) - Baltimore, MD 5 0 1973
49 Anderson County P.A.W.S. - Anderson, SC 4 0 701
50 HALO Animal Rescue - Phoenix, AZ 4 0 1774