Announcing the Winners of the 2013 $100k Challenge

Each year, we team up with the ASPCA for the $100K Challenge to inspire animal shelters to go above and beyond to increase pet adoption, reunite lost pets with their families and save more animals’ lives. We’re very proud to share that over the course of this year’s three-month challenge, participants saved a total of 56,379 lives. That’s 12,050 more lives saved than last summer!

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest. We’re inspired by your hard work and creativity and moved to see you enacting real change!

Congratulations to The Animal Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada, the 2013 Grand Prize winner. The Animal Foundation will take home $100,000 in grant funding for the greatest increase in lives saved. We’d also like to congratulate the following division leaders:

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

Last, but certainly not least, Canyon County Animal Shelter of Caldwell, Idaho will be awarded the $25,000 Community Engagement Award for doing the best job of engaging their community, the media and their supporters in saving more lives.

In total, $600,000 in grant funding will be awarded to shelter contestants in the competition for increases in animal lives saved, as well as a photo contest and general participation.

Images courtesy of ASPCA

What's Fresh from @RachaelRay

Rachael Ray