The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is one of fifty other shelters in the nation that has made it through the qualifying round for the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The $100K Challenge will begin on June 1 of 2013, and the goal for winning the $100,000 grand prize is to increase adoptions by 300 from the previous year’s adoptions, during the months of June, July and August. In 2012, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter adopted out 621 animals in the same month’s span, meaning the goal is set for a minimum of 921 adoptions to qualify for the grand prize.
“With how successful the Iam’s Home 4 the Holiday’s Adoption Campaign was, we are confident we have a chance to reach this goal during the busiest months of the year,” said Cheyenne Animal Shelter Spokeswoman, Kate Miller.
There is a total of $600,000 in prizes to be won and the qualifying shelters have been broken into groups by the volume of yearly intake. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is qualified in the 3rd division with an intake level of 6,000 plus animals each year.
“Even if we only win for our division we can still win $25,000, which would help the animals a great deal,” says Ms. Miller.
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter is also going to strive for the Community Engagement Award. Of the participating shelters in the $100K Challenge, the group that has the most community engagement and raises their adoption numbers by at least 300 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies during the $100K Challenge can also win a prize of $25,000.
Watch for continuous updates about the $100K Challenge in the upcoming months. The Cheyenne Animal Shelter has many surprises in store to draw the community in to adopt this summer.