The first month of the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is complete, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the results of the competition thus far. In the month of June alone, the Challengers saved a total of 18,336 animals’ lives! Competing shelters achieved this by adopting out or reuniting pets with their guardians. June’s impressive total means the shelters saved 4,380 more lives than during the same month last year.
The shelters started off on the right foot after a successful Challenge Kick-off Weekend June 1-2, and kept the momentum going throughout the month.
We’d like to congratulate the shelters in each division that saved the most additional cats and dogs by the end of the first month of the Challenge:
Humane Society of Pinellas (Clearwater, FL) in Division 1
Texas Humane Heroes (Leander, TX) in Division 2
Canyon County Animal Shelter (Caldwell, ID) in Division 3
Citizens for Animal Protection (Houston, TX) in Division 4
Click here to see the leaderboard with complete month one results for all contestants.
The fun has just begun! The Challengers still have plenty of time to get creative and save even more animals during July and August. Stay tuned as the action unfolds during the remaining two months of the Challenge.