Congrats to The Kentucky Humane Society in Louisville on being selected as one of the Top 50 finalists for the 2011 ASPCA $100k challenege!
They’re now in the running to win $100,000 from the ASPCA! Imagine how much good could be done with that?!
How can you help? The competition begins in August. Then, your help will be needed! So stay tuned, and I’ll keep you updated on how you can help Kentucky animals win! In the meantime, here’s a little about the Kentucky Humane Society:
- This shelter in three words: Motivated. Compassionate. Committed.
- Why this shelter is a tough contender: For seven consecutive years, we’ve increased the number of lives saved through our adoptions, return-to-owner, transfers and fosters. We work every day to improve the human-animal bond through our proactive programs—from spay/neuter incentives to behavior and humane education.
From the ASPCA:
50 Shelters Win Slots in the $100K Challenge
After 12 days of spirited online voting by more than 200,000 supporters, the ASPCA is thrilled to announce the 50 shelters that will compete in the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.
“We were blown away by the outpouring of support and by the number of votes cast for local shelters in the qualifying heat,” says Bert Troughton, ASPCA Vice President of Community Outreach.
The 50 contenders now will gear up for a three-month competition to save at least 300 more animals—during the
months of August, September and October 2011—than they did over the same three-month period in 2010.
The agency with the highest increase in animals saved will win $100,000. The agency that gets the most community members involved in saving animals will win a $25,000 grant, and those organizations that do the best in their regions will be eligible for between $5,000 and $25,000 in grants.
“If the buzz created during the voting is any indication of how much energy and passion we’ll see for these 50 contestants during the contest, then I think we’re in for a really inspiring 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge,” says Troughton.