Thanks to the newest promotion by the Cherokee County Animal Shelter (CCAS), as part of its participation in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, you can help a shelter animal find a forever home while helping our nation’s veterans.
Between June 25 and July 6, half of the $50 adoption fee paid to CCAS for adopting dogs and cats will be donated to a group supporting veteran soldiers and service animals. Even more special, during this time period, Veterans can adopt a pet for free.
All adopted pets will have been spayed/neutered, micro chipped, received initial vaccinations, heart worm test for adult dogs, and leukemia test for adult cats. In addition, these adopted pets will receive a free office visit at a local participating veterinarian.
Since June 1st, CCAS has adopted more than 100 animals into new forever homes. The organization’s motivation and commitment to place more is strong as it competes against 50 other shelters from across the nation for prize money in multiple categories including, Most Improved and Community Engagement, in the annual ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) competition.
Even if you are not in a position to adopt a pet, you can help the organization meet competition goals by volunteering, fostering, or even ‘liking’ its Facebook page. All of these things are components of the $25,000 Community Engagement Award, a highly coveted prize that reflects upon both the CCAS and the Cherokee county community.
The 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. The Challenge began June 1 and runs through the end of August. The results are updated regularly on the competition website – challenge.aspcapro.org
The CCAS is located at 1015 Univeter Rd. in Canton.