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I Rescued a Human Today

“I rescued a human today!”
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

April 20, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animals, Change Number of Pet Restrictive Laws. Ordinances and Rules, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, Success Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sacramento Canine Placement Assistance

General Financial Grants for Companion Animals Needing Medical Aid:

  1. Extensive List of various financial aid programs compiled by United Animal Nations
  2. Extensive List of various financial aid programs compiled by Dog Tales
  3. American Animal Hospital Association – Grants for low income/financial hardship cases as well as Good Samaritan cases
  4. United Animal Nations’ Lifeline Grants – Medical grants of approximately $100 to $300
  5. IMOM – Financial Aid Grants for life-threatening emergencies as well as Fundraising Privileges
  6. Care Credit – Credit granted specifically for medical care
  7. The Pet Fund provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals in need of vet care
  8. Piggers’ Pals, A Foundation of Hope Assists families in need that require financial assistance for advancedmedical and/or surgical care that will extend quantity and quality of life of their pet
  9. Gracie Foundation Provides financial assistance to not-for-profit rescue groups.  Provides immediate responseand crucial supplies to pets in emergency situations
  10. Onyx and Breezy – Medical treatment of animals where hardship is present

Feline-specific Grants:
  1. Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance Program – For low-income California residents
  2. Cats in Crisis – Crisis Care Fund Provides funding for cats currently up for adoption and recently adopted cat with chronic medical conditions.
  3. Cats in Crisis Stripes Fund Provides funding to financially challenged individuals who have cats with heart disease or thyroid disease
  4. Cats in Crisis Gillie Fund Provides funding to financially challenged individuals who have cats with neurologicalconditions and mobility impairments
  5. Cats in Crisis Mesa Fund Provides funding to financially challenged individuals who have cats with renal disease
  6. Cats in Crisis 9 Lives Emergency Fund – Provides help for cats who have a life-threatening or critical illness or injury that don’t meet the requirements of any of the other Cats in Crisis Funds

Ailment-specific Grants:

  1. Land of Puregold Foundation Grants for working/service dogs with cancer
  2. The Magic Bullet Fund – Provides financial assistance to caretakers of canines with cancer who cannot affordtreatment.
  3. Dog and Cat Cancer Fund – Provides financial assistance to “underpriveleged” owners of dogs and cats with cancer
  4. Deaf Dog Education Action Fund – Provides emergency medical support of owners/fosters of newly placed deafdogs and donates costs to transport deaf dogs to their new “forever” homes.

Canine Breed-specific Grants:

  1. Pit Bull Rescue Central – Medical fund for owned, fostered or sheltered pit bulls meeting certain criteria
  2. Animal Farm Foundation Pit bull-specific grants in the areas of Spay-Neuter programs, CGC incentives, achievement awards and “Perfect Match” awards
  3. Akita Club of America Funds emergency medical needs, including heartworm treatment,  for purebred Akitasthat are abandoned, rescued or at municipal shelters
  4. Australian Cattle Dog Rescue, Inc. – Medical Fund for purebred Australian Cattle Dogs (aka Queensland Heelers)that are in need of medical treatment and have been rescued and are in foster care
  5. BEHAF (Bernese Mountain Dogs) Provides financial assistance to owners of purebred Bernese Mountain Dogsfor medical expenses
  6. Boxer Rescue Foundation Financial grants for the medical care of Boxers in foster care
  7. Chow Chow Club, Inc’s Welfare Committee provides financial assistance to rescue volunteers and includesspaying or neutering, vaccinations, heartworm testing, entropian correction
  8. CorgiAid, Inc. Provides financial funding for the medical care of rescue or foster or adopted Corgis and Corgi mixes
  9. Doberman 911 Offers financial medical aid for Dobermans with special medical needs.  They also aid in thefostering and re-homing of senior Dobermans
  10. The Goldstock Fund Provides funds to rescue organizations or individuals for transportation, boarding,evaluations and medical costs of Golden Retrievers and “golden hearted dogs” taken into rescue
  11. Keeshond Sunshine Rescue Foundation provides financial assistance for medical assistance of rescuedKeeshonden in foster care
  12. Lab Med – Medical Fund for Rescued/Fostered Labrador Retrievers needing emergency care (Dogs must bepurebred Labrador Retrievers or predominantly Labs, exhibiting strong Labrador characteristics & traits)
  13. Labrador Lifeline, Inc. – For owners or rescuers of purebred Labrador Retrievers who are in need of financialassistance.  Assists eligible Lab owners/caretakers with medical assistance, transportation needs, boarding costs, etc.
  14. Labrador Harbor – Provides medical/surgical or training intervention for rescue/foster and owned dogs if caretaker shows financial need.  Dog must be spayed/neutered or sign agreement to be spayed/neutered when health permits.
  15. Pyramedic Trust Provides financial assistance to Great Pyrenese owners and rescuers in need of emergencymedical care
  16. Tibetan Spaniel Trust provides financial assistance to those who rescue Tibetan Spaniels
  17. Dougal’s Fund – provides medical funding when the dog’s caretaker can’t otherwise afford it for short-leggedterriers such as Scotties, Westies, Cairns, Norwich, Norfolk, etc.
  18. Westie Med, Inc. provides financial aid to injured or ill rescue Westies

Grants for Non-Profit and/or Rescue Groups:

  1. PetSmart Charities – Various grants to non-profits for spay-neuter, emergency relief, et cetera
  2. DJ&T Foundation – Canine Spay-Neuter grants to non-profits (sterilizing pets owned by the public)
  3. Animal Farm Foundation Pit bull-specific grants in the areas of Spay-Neuter programs, CGC incentives, achievement awards and “Perfect Match” awards
  4. Pilots N Paws – Flies rescue animals to new homes when transport is otherwise difficult or impossible.
  5. Onyx and Breezy –  Funding of equipment for medical facilities; funding for much needed research; funding for medical treatment where hardship is present; funding of organizations that benefit animals.


April 20, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal Rescues, animals, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stop Gas Chambers in North Carolina Animal Shelters

iReport —

CNN:  Please do a story about gas chambers in North Carolina animal shelters. More than 20 counties in our state kill lost and abandoned dogs and cats in carbon monoxide chambers, which can endanger government staff while the animals suffer a horrible death.  We need you, CNN.

Lincoln County Animal Control

Lincolnton, NC

The gas chamber exploded in 2009 and injured a worker.  The employee described the incident on the WSOC news: “Kaboom, and here come a ball of flame.”

WSOC-TV video here: Gas Chamber Explodes and Injures Workerhttp://www.wsoctv.com/news/21349513/detail.html

Iredell County Animal Control

Statesville, NC

Despite a widely reported explosion of the gas chamber in 2008, the county continues to defend its use to kill animals.  An employee also described this explosion with the term “Kaboom.”

The county rejected an offer by a local celebrity to raise millions of dollars for a new shelter, with one condition being that no gas chamber would be used.  Unbelieveable.  Why is it worth so much to keep a machine which can hurt government employees or even kill them?


Rowan County Animal Control

Salisbury, NC

Shelter manager Clai Martin angrily defends the gas chamber.  An employee told me that large C-clamps have been used to keep dogs from escaping the gas chamber, because they struggle so hard to get out and break the door latch open.  I asked Clai Martin about this and he said the C-clamps are used but “we don’t need them”.

Brunswick County Animal Services

Supply, NC

Since the old gas chamber would not pass new state regulations in 2009, the county purchased another used gas chamber which also did not comply.  Make sense?  Not to county residents who insist that the gassing stop.

For the three months spent repairing the second faulty gas chamber, the county euthanized all animals humanely by injection.  They have proven that this is possible for all animals but still resumed gassing in January 2010.

Sampson County Animal Control

Clinton, NC

A past inspection of the gas chamber by NC Department of Labor noted that an animal inside the chamber made noise for 10 minutes while gassed during the inspection.  The inspector said,“The animal begins to struggle because it cannot breathe.”


Susan Holder, interim county manager, announced in a 2007 Sampson Independent article, “Once we move, we will abandon the use of the gas chamber.” However, the county has gone back to gassing most animals.

Randolph County Animal Shelter

Randleman, NC

Health director Mimi Cooper lobbied against Davie’s Law, a bill seeking to halt gas chambers in 2009.  She joked that she hoped the bill died by lethal injection.

A former community service worker served time at this shelter. She said she was so upset after seeing the animals gassed that she chose to go to jail instead.

Another former community service worker saw the animals being gassed, complained and was removed from the shelter.

Person County Animal Control

Roxboro, NC

Records show that a gas chamber company owner is a paid consultant for this shelter.  Notice #7 on the contract “providing advice and counseling on the methods and procedures being used.”  So the county is paying $2400 per year to a gas chamber company owner to advise them about using a gas chamber which he sold them? Local residents, who pay for the shelter with their tax money, want the gas chamber gone.  Is there a conflict of interest?  Read the contract here.


Lee County Animal Control
Sanford, NC

County budgets show that a gas chamber company owner is a paid consultant for animal control.  Similar contract to above.

Vance County Animal Control

Henderson NC

The shelter manager called a rescuer and asked her to come and get a sweet dog who had survived the gas chamber.  He did not want to put her back in to be re-gassed.

Cabarrus County Animal Control

Concord, NC

Lieutenant Taylor gave me a tour of the shelter in 2007 and explained how the gas chamber is operated.  He said at the end of the cycle animals are removed from the chamber and placed in the incinerator.  I asked, “How do you know if they’re dead?”  He replied, “We just look at them.” According to experts, these animals could be burned alive if death is not verified.
Davidson County Animal Control

Lexington, NC

An NCDOL inspection of this shelter’s gas chamber revealed that National Welders Supply, which supplies CO gas to the shelter, does not formally inspect its cylinders for leaks.  So not only are leaking chambers a problem but also the cylinders.  Leaking carbon monoxide can be a hazard to staff and can make death slower for the animals.


Wilkes County Animal Shelter

Wilkesboro, NC

Shelter director Junior Simmons defends gas chamber.  He said recently that even friendly, lively animals are gassed.

Johnston County Animal Services

Smithfield, NC

County officials made a public statement that gassing would end for most animals impounded as of January 1, 2006.  But in February 2006, shelter director Ernie Wilkinson (a former small-town mayor) backtracked and said the county was “waiting for guidance from the state” to make that change.
Craven/Pamlico Animal Services Center

New Bern, NC

The head of this county tax-funded animal shelter is a board member for an anti-animal-rights organization.  She and the organization defend the gas chamber, against the wishes of local residents.
Union County Animal Services

Monroe, NC

Sheriff Eddie Cathey and animal control supervisor Michelle Starnes were defendants in a lawsuit filed by NC Coalition for Humane Euthanasia and the local humane society.  The attorney presented proof that puppies and kittens under the age of 16 weeks, and animals with medical problems, were routinely gassed.  The case ended with an agreement that the sheriff and animal control would follow the law.


Local residents have complained that they were not allowed to look for their lost pets in the back of the shelter.  Only a small number of kennels are in the adoption area, while most pets are hidden in back with no hope to be saved.

Gaston County Animal Control

Dallas, NC

Killing classes are presented at this shelter by a gas chamber salesman, Dr. Ralph Houser, who serves with the head of the shelter on the board of NC Animal Rabies Control Association.


Board members


Davie County Animal Control

Mocksville, NC

This shelter still has the old gas chamber, though the county says it is rarely used. The county is home to Davie, a dog who survived the gas chamber and was found in a dumpster by a local citizen.


The namesake of the shelter inspired Davie’s Law, introduced in 2009, which if passed would end gas chambers and require only humane euthanasia by injection in our state’s shelters.

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April 20, 2010 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animals, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Baby Kangaroo Swimming at the Beach

Video:  Baby Kangaroo Swimming at the Beach

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April 16, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Huntington Dog Beach

This place is dog heaven! And not bad for owners either!

The dogs at this beach are, for the most part, friendly, playful, and not at all aggressive. The only aggressive dogs I’ve seen here are the ones who are kept on their leashes and desperately want to be free like all the other Fidos. [Note to those dog owners: please, please, PLEASE if you feel you can’t trust your dog off leash please don’t bring them to an off leash location. This will only lead to trouble and higher levels of anxiety for you both AND for other dogs. If your dog needs to stay on leash take a walk in the neighborhood or at another beach where they need to stay on leash like Laguna or Newport, but I digress…]

The owners here are almost all very mindful of their dogs and pick up messes promptly. Of course, there’s always a couple people that don’t think they should have to pick up their dog’s mess and just leave it there for somebody else to deal with. Grrr. Just make sure you go down to the beach with enough bags- there are some on the paths towards the beach but none once you get to the sand.

Map of Business

100 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 841-8644








This is by far my favorite spot for a canine constitutional and my pups, Sisu and Zappa, agree whole-heartedly. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent romping in the sand and the surf with no leashes to hold you back.

April 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Noah’s Ark – Not A Boat But Animal House To A Unique Brotherhood

A Lion, a Tiger, and a Bear – Oh, My!

They make an unlikely trio, but Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have forged an unusually strong bond.

Considering that they would be mortal enemies if they ever were  to meet in the wild, it is stunning to see their unique and genuine  friendship in these intimate pictures.

Rescued eight years ago during a police drugs raid in Atlanta, Georgia, the three friends were only cubs at the time at barely two months  old.   


Jungle japes: Shere Khan the tiger, Leo the lion and Baloo the  bear all live together in a specially-built enclosure at Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue Centre, in Georgia, USA

They had been kept as status symbol pets by the drug barons. Delivered to the Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue Centre in Locust Grove, Georgia, the decision was made to keep the youngsters together, because of their budding rapport. ‘We could have separated them, but since they came as a kind of family, the zoo decided to keep them together,’ said Diane Smith, assistant  director of Noah’s Ark.

‘To our knowledge, this is the only place where you’ll find this
combination of animals together.’

Living with the zoo’s founders for the past eight years, Shere  Khan, Baloo and Leo have now moved to a purpose-built habitat where the US public can now witness first hand their touching  relationships.


Best friends: The three beasts have been kept together since they were rescued from drug barons when they were just two months  old.

‘We didn’t have the money to move them at first,’ said Diane.

‘Now their habitat is sorted and they have been moved away from the children’s zoo areas where the public couldn’t really get a good  look.

‘It is possible to see Baloo, who is a 1000lb bear, Shere Khan,  a 350lb

tiger and Leo, who is also 350lbs, messing around like  brothers.

‘They are totally oblivious to the fact that in any other circumstance

they would not be friends.’  

Handled by Charles and Jama Hedgecoth, the zoo’s owners and founders, the three friendly giants appear to have have no comprehension of  their animal differences.

‘Baloo and Shere Khan are very close,’ says  Diane.

‘That is because they rise early, and as Leo is a lion, he likes  to spend

most of the day sleeping.

‘It is wonderful and magical to see a giant American Black Bear  put his arm around a Bengal and then to see the tiger nuzzle up to the bear like a domestic cat.

‘When Leo wakes up the three of them mess around before they settle

down to some food.’


Larking about: Noah’s Ark owner Charles Hedgecoth enjoys a visit with Baloo and Shere Khan

Surprisingly for three apex predators with the power to kill  with a single bite or swipe of their paw, they are very relaxed around each other.

‘They eat, sleep and play together,’ said Jama.

‘As they treat each other as siblings they will lie on top of  each other

for heat and simply for affection.

‘At the moment they are getting used to their new habitat.

‘Shere Khan is being quite reticent about the move, but Baloo, the bear is very good at leading him on and making him feel comfortable and safe.’  

Explaining that the three ‘brothers’ have always seemed to share a unique bond, Charles said: ‘Noah’s Ark is their home and they could not possibly be separated from each other.

‘You just have to remember who you’re dealing with when you are with them though.

‘It’s when you forget that these fellows are wild animals that  you get yourself in trouble.’   The trio’s new habitat cost an estimated £15,000 and had to be constructed carefully, in order to accommodate its  occupants.

Jama said: ‘The clubhouse had to be very sturdy for the guys, because they all sleep in it together,’  She added: ‘We had to include a creek, because the tiger and the bear both like to be in water.’   


Close – the animals treat each other as siblings and even lie on top of each other to share warmth and affection.

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Leash On Life Program



After spending years watching the shelter system deteriorate, watching countless of beautiful pets die, a vision of what could be began to take shape.  Initially it was a dream.  Soon a blue print for implementation of this dream was in place. Finally a strategy for changes that would most significantly impact the inhumane conditions of these precious pets was arrived at.  Then, in 1997, New Leash On Life Animal Rescue was born, thanks to Bobby & Kelly Dorafshar.

Since its inception, New Leash On Life has been responsible for spaying and neutering thousands of pets, rescuing and placing over 3,000 dogs, providing free educational seminars at local shelters, setting shelter rescue priorities on “hard to place” animals requiring medical or special care, founding the P.E.T.’s program (Pet Educational Trainers) and co-founding Partners for Life which saved hundreds at the East Valley Animal Shelter. Finally in March of 2002, a lease was signed on thirteen acres in the Santa Clarita Valley for our E.R.A Center (Education, Rehabilitation andAdoption) which serves as a safe haven for many companion animals and a learning resource for children and adults facilitating New Leash On Life’s dream of making Los Angeles a no-kill city.

We’ve recently developed our Lend a Paw program, rescuing dogs from the shelter and training them as assistance and therapy dogs for people and children in need.  In addition to our Lend a Paw training program, we are implementing a training program for all of our rescues.  It is our goal to put each dog rescued from the shelter through an obedience training course prior to being placed for adoption.  A very select few may be chosen for Lend a Paw, while most will be adopted to loving families immediately.  By training each dog, the adoptive family has a better chance of developing a better bond and a permanent relationship.  In addition, our dogs get a lot of human attention from our training volunteers while they wait for their new home.

Click here to learn more about Lend a Paw.

Click here for more information about our training program.

Also, please visit our Pet Education area to learn more about the pet overpopulation problem and how you can help! 


E.R.A. CENTER ("The Ranch")
Since its inception, one of the primary goals of New Leash On Life was to establish a no-kill facility.  In 2002, we began development on our 13 acre property in Santa Clarita Valley.  Since the signing of our lease on the property for the E.R.A. Center, incalculable progress has been made.  We moved our offices to the beautiful facility located on the property and initiated remodeling, (enabling us to meet county codes) spent weeks clearing brush, planted fire retardant plants, constructed and landscaped a dog park, developed a memorial park, put up perimeter fencing, built kennels to house many homeless pets, set up an isolation trailer for moms and pups and dogs needing to be quarantined.  We even rescued numerous fowl and built an entirely enclosed bird sanctuary with waterfalls and streams.  In addition to that, our E.R.A. Center has also been used as an educational center for both adults and children.

We recently built indoor kennels so all of our rescues are comfortable no matter what the weather.  We have worked on building our new Lend a Paw program, rescuing dogs from the shelter and training them as Social/Therapy dogs for people with disabilities.  This program is in its beginning phases, but we already have numerous dogs who have passed their CGC (canine good citizen) test.  To learn more about Lend a Paw, click here.

Currently, the E.R.A. Center serves as our administrative offices and adoption center by appointment only.  At the moment, our current rescues enjoy romps in our private dog park, lounging poolside in our exercise yard or strolls around the Rose Garden and walkways.

Click here for a tour of our E.R.A. Center.

Click here to make a donation and help us reach our goal of assisting animals and people in need.

Looking for a trainer in the San Fernando, Simi or Conejo Valley areas??

Try Leash on Life Volunteer and Dog Trainer –

Ask for Marsha at

(818) 886-4PET (4738)
E-mail: care4yrpet@aol.com

April 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


From a friend with family in China…



The earthquake was right in the area where giant pandas live. 

Most pandas in this area were rescued, particular attention was given to the babies, all the pandas were scared. The photos were taken right after earthquake and during rescue effort care. All the pandas were released back into the wild and it was noted that all of the bears stayed together.


People rescuing pandas 

Giving them milk-


After meal 

Look at these babies! 

Staying here maybe safer… 
Here is safe!

I don’t want a shot!






You scared me!






Just One More Pet

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Pet Dogs Meet Hot Dogs – Lowdown… Attend Major League Baseball Dog Days

Ellen Soohoo, Flickr

Welcome to Local Lowdown, where we give you ideas for hanging with your hound (and kitty!) in your home city. We’ll tell you about interesting local events, important activities, useful resources and other fun happenings all across the country.And feel free to help us do a better job by writing in with suggestions for local events near you.

Now that Major League Baseball season has officially begun, it’s time to get tickets to your local team’s Dog Day Game!

At these special events you and your pooch will sit in a designated section and can take part in all kinds of activities like pre-game parades around the field, costume contests, special treats and more. Even better, many ballparks donate a portion of ticket proceeds to local animal charities.
Get your seats now and make sure to order Dog Day tickets not General Admission ones so you can have access to the designated section and events. Also be certain that your dog is comfortable with noise and crowds so he enjoys the day.

We’ve included the dates for games in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Oakland, Miami, New York and San Francisco, If your team isn’t listed here, look for the games on your team’s promotions and giveaways schedule. Minor League teams often have Dog Day Games as well so check for those too.

MLB 2010 Dog Days Games

Atlanta Braves – Bark in the Park: May 2 vs. Houston and August 29 vs. Florida

Chicago White Sox – Dog Day: June 3 vs. Texas

Cincinnati Reds – Bark in the Park: May 26 vs. the Pirates and September 14 vs. the Diamondbacks

Florida Marlins – Bark at the Park: April 30 vs. Washington

Houston Astros – Dog Day: April 11 vs. Philadelphia

New York Mets – Bark in the Park: April 24 vs. Atlanta

Oakland Athletics – Dog Day: July 23 vs. Chicago White Sox

San Francisco Giants – Dog Days of Summer
: August 29 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

If your team and your area is not holding a doggie friend event, contact your local team or stadium and suggest they or volunteer to organize one.

Source: Paw Nation

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April 13, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Save More Lives —Take the ASPCA $100K Challenge


Are you looking to make a real difference in the lives of animals? We’re searching for public and private shelter leaders and volunteers to take their town to the next level by vastly increasing pet adoptions in their community. To sweeten the deal, we’re launching a friendly competition to inspire innovation and showcase successful, life-saving programs.

Officially launched on April 8, the ASPCA $100K Challenge will award more than $125,000 in prizes, including a grand prize grant of $100,000! To qualify for the grand prize competition, shelters need to save a minimum of 300 more cats, dogs, kittens and puppies from August through October 2010, compared with the same three-month period in 2009. Beyond that, the winner will be the shelter that saves the most additional animals from August through October 2010. The ASPCA will also grant $25,000 to the shelter that most inspires and engages its community to get involved in promoting pet adoptions and reuniting lost animals with their pet parents. (And yes, the same shelter can win both big prizes!)

“Unique from our other grants that fund specific programs, the ASPCA $100K Challenge is a competition to inspire creative solutions for increasing pet adoptions and improving return-to-owner rates,” says ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “The Challenge will spark innovation and draw more community support to help shelters help animals.”

So hurry and register today or help us spread the word to your local animal welfare leaders! We’re accepting applications through June 30, but the Challenge is limited to 50 shelters. The official competition period is August 1 through October 31, and winners will be announced in early December 2010.

To read all Challenge rules or to enter your shelter to win for animals, please visit ASPCApro.org.

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