DEARBORN, Michigan – The Dearborn Animal Shelter is one of 13 Sheltering organizations in the North Central division chosen to compete in the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. It is the only organization in metro Detroit in the competition and needs help to land in the final round.
The $100K Challenge is an opportunity for animal shelters across the country to save more lives and get rewarded for it. It’s a competition that inspires shelters and their communities to come up with innovative ways to save at least 300 more dogs and cats within a three-month period than were saved during the same three months the year before. And the Dearborn Animal Shelter could win between $5,000 and $125,000.
According to Elaine Greene, Executive Director of the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, “Our staff and volunteers are ready and excited to take a shot at saving more lives than we ever have before. We need the community to help us get into the competition by voting for us once each day during the campaign. It is a great way to help the animals with a few computer clicks”.
The only way for the Dearborn Animal Shelter to get into the $100K Challenge is to ask the community to vote for the organization. There are 108 shelters vying for the Challenge and only 50 with the most votes online will succeed. Votes can be cast one time each day from now through midnight April 16. Fore more details about the Challenge and to vote go online to http://www.dearbornanimals.org/aspca-rachael-ray-100k-challenge/
The Dearborn Animal Shelter is located at 2661 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, and is operated by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Follow the Shelter on Facebook and Twitter.