SAVED: 5,335 More Lives After Month 2 of ASPCA $100K Challenge!
Like those numbers?! We sure do, as they represent the total increase in animals’ lives saved this August and September over the same two months in 2010.
On August 1, 49 shelters from 33 states and territories across the U.S. set on a three-month quest to increase lives saved. During September, 16,245 dogs and cats were adopted or reunited with their owners by the contestants. Combined with the results from last month, that’s a total of 33,636 in just 60 days. Gives. Us. Goosebumps.
To find out how each contestant fared—and to see who’s at the head of the pack after Month 2 (c’mon, this is more exciting than Dancing With the Stars!)—check out the leaderboard.
A special shout-out to our regional leaders after Month 2—Austin Pets Alive! (Southwest); City of Independence Animal Services (Midwest); Greater Androscoggin Humane Society (Northeast); Humane Society of Broward County (Southeast), and Ramona Humane Society (West)—and every hat we’ve ever worn goes off to all the contestants for all their hard work. You’re kicking major butt—and best of luck in the final weeks of the ASPCA $100K Challenge.
To learn more about the 49 competing agencies, visit the Contest Blog on the Save More Lives ASPCA $100K Challenge Community. And check back here every Monday for coverage on the ASPCA Shelters’ Edge blog.
ASPCA $100K Challenge
“Announcing the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge Contestants”
“Where Do People Get These Ideas?”
“SAVED: 17,391 Animals’ Lives in First 30 Days of 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge”