Animal lovers unite! Beginning April 5th, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter will be a participant in the Qualifying Heat of the 2012 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge, competing for grants totaling $500,000 from the ASPCA, including a grand prize of $100,000.
The 2012 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aimed to get more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. This first phase of the challenge is the Qualifying Heat where 108 registered shelters are competing to accumulate the most online votes from their supporters. The 50 shelters with the most votes become the official contestants for the 2012 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge.
This is the second year of this competition for the Cherokee County Animal Shelter. The Shelter was a contestant in the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge and saved more than 660 lives during the three months of the contest. The shelter staff, volunteers and community participants worked extremely hard for that total, which was an increase over the same period in 2010 by more than 300 lives.
If you want to show your support of Cherokee County Animal Shelter, you can help by voting online at www.votetosavelives.org Voting starts today, April 5th and goes through April 16th 2012. Voters are encouraged to continue voting daily as well.
For more information about the Cherokee County Animal Shelter or the challenge, you can visit their website here or contact Lori Kekel, Rescue and Events Coordinator at (770) 345-7270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am until 5:00pm.