Not only is Colorado ranked one of the country's healthiest states, it's also a state that really cares about their animals!
The ASPCA recently announced that The Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado is in first place for the second month of the ASPCA's $100K Challenge. The $100K Challenge, which runs from August through October, encourages animal shelters across the country to save more lives through animal adoption, returning pets to their owners, or transferring animals to rescue groups that will guarantee adoptions. The Humane Society of Boulder Valley has saved a total of 505 lives during the months of August and September.
“We’re honored that the participants of our $100K Challenge have embraced the contest so enthusiastically and impacted the lives of thousands of pets in their communities through ingenuity and hard work,” said ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “The results are inspirational, and we can’t wait to see the final numbers.”
Overall, the 32 participating shelter contestants have saved 4,779 more animals in this period of the 2010 Challenge than in the same period of the 2009 Challenge. The participant that produces the largest increase during the three month challenge receives a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue their life-saving work.
Visit the ASPCA's website to keep tabs on the contest and for more information on adoption- October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!
Photo credit: Humane Society of Boulder