Cast Your Vote in the ASPCA $100K Challenge!
95 shelters nationwide compete for top prize.
The 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge is in full swing, with 95 shelters facing off for the top prize.
The national contest, started by the ASPCA last year, aims to help shelters and rescue organizations engage their communities in the crucial, life-saving work that goes on through these programs every day.
To participate in the challenge, contestants work to save at least 300 more cats and dogs between August and October 2011 than they did during the same period last year.
This year, the ASPCA is offering a total of $300,000 in prize money, including awards in the following categories:
Largest increase in lives saved: The contestant that saves the largest number of additional cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies beyond the minimum 300 wins the $100,000 Grand Prize grant.
Second place: The contestant that saves the second largest number of additional cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies beyond the minimum 300 lives saved wins the $25,000 Second Place grant!
Largest increase in lives saved in each region: The contestant in each of five geographic regions that saves the largest number of additional cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies beyond the minimum 300 wins a $20,000 Best in Region grant.
This year the ASPCA is also introducing a qualifying heat in order to help engage communities in the excitement.
To participate, visit www.votetosavelives.org to cast your vote each day and help decide which 50 animal shelters will get to compete in the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.
You can start by checking out the full list of this year's qualifying organizations. Voting ends on April 15 at midnight, EDT, and the ASPCA will announce the 50 winning contestants on April 18, 2011.
Are you involved with one of the qualifying organizations? What do you think of the ASCPA $100K Challenge? Share your thoughts below!
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