Butte Humane Society is one of 50 contestants in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge!
The $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country will compete to break their own records at saving animals' lives. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2013, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2012.
For the past three years, shelters across the country have used the $100K Challenge to energize their teams, rally their communities and blast through their previous records for saving lives. This year, 50 shelters will work harder than ever to save even more lives, with winners earning $600,000 in prize grants, including a $100,000 grand prize for the shelter that increases lives saved the most.
Butte Humane Society is thrilled and very proud to be one of this year's 50 contestants! The application period opened January 3 on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we immediately snagged a spot in Division 1, for the "smallest" shelters according to yearly animal intake. Though a few other California shelters are in the $100K Challenge, Butte Humane Society is the only Division 1 contestant west of the Mississippi.
Butte Humane Society competed in 2011 and though we did not take home the grand prize that year, many new ideas and projects such as our blog and our Empty the Shelter adopt-a-thon were created. These and many more ideas will be coming to life in the next few months as we prepare for this year's $100K Challenge!
For full details on the $100K Challenge, visit the official website here.