Thank you to everyone who supported us during the $100K Challenge! Please stay tuned for official Challenge results!
Your Marin Humane Society is one of 50 shelters nationwide and the only shelter in the Bay Area competing in the 2012 ASCPA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The $100K Challenge is a competition to inspire animal shelters—and their communities—to go above and beyond to get more animals adopted or reunited with their guardian than ever before.
In addition to the online adoption counter above, we've returned 449 animals to their guardians since August 1, 2012! MHS found homes through adoption and reuniting stray animals with their guardians for 59% more animals in August and September 2012 than the same period in 2011 and we are currently ranked #12 out of 50 shelters in the $100K Challenge!
View recently adopted animals:
Recently adopted animals gallery September 10-16, 2012
Recently adopted animals gallery September 17-23, 2012
Recently adopted animals gallery September 24-30, 2012
Recently adopted animals gallery October 1-7, 2012
Recently adopted animals gallery October 8-14, 2012
Recently adopted animals gallery October 15-21, 2012
Recently adopted animals gallery October 22-28, 2012
How did MHS qualify for the $100K Challenge?More than 600,000 votes were cast earlier this year to determine the 50 contestants that will move on to the next round of the $100K Challenge. We concluded the 11 day voting period at #22 out of more than 100 shelters, with 11,771 votes. Thank you for your support!
What happens if MHS wins the Challenge?
We'll use funding to increase the number of spay and neuter surgeries performed, especially in our communities with lower income, and strengthen our adoption outreach program so animals have increased visibility throughout Marin County. A $100,000 grand prize will be awarded to the shelter that sees the biggest increase in the number of homes found, and a number of prizes ranging from $5,000-$25,000 will also be awarded. In order to qualify for funding, MHS needs to adopt or reunite at least 300 more animals during the contest than we did during the same months in 2011.
You can help shelter animals in your community during the $100K Challenge in a variety of ways:
The Marin Humane Society is a private, nonprofit organization; we are not an affiliate or chapter of any other national or local organization.