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For the first time in the Shelter Challenge's history, one group walked away with both prizes being awarded in a week. Langley Animal Protection Society of Aldergrove, BC, took the most votes for Week 3 as well as the most supporters recruited, earning them $2,000 in Shelter Challenge grants.
The next week saw The Cat House on the Kings, a frequent Shelter Challenge winner, receive the Weekly Winner grant and a first-time winner take the Recruiter grant: The Fort Rescue (Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center) of Asheboro, NC.
The $100,000 Winter 2013 Shelter Challenge continues through December 22 at www.ShelterChallenge.com. A total of $100,000 in cash grants will be awarded as well as vaccinations and pet beds.
Weekly and Recruiter Winner (Nov 11 to 17)
Shelter Name: Langley Animal Protection Society
Located in: Aldergrove, BC, Canada
Weekly Winner (Nov. 18 to 24)
Shelter Name: The Cat House on the Kings
Located in: Parlier, CA, United States
Recruiter Winner (Nov. 18 to 24)
Shelter Name: The Fort Rescue (Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center)
Located in: Asheboro, NC, United States
Previous announced Winter 2013 Shelter Challenge Winners are:
Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, St. Pauls, NC (Week 1)
Noah's Arks Rescue, Okatie, SC, United States (Week 2)
Lida Sez Olbia, Olibia, Italy (Week 1)
Canine Estates Inc, Palm Harbor, FL, United States (Week 2)
*Organizations only can win one Weekly award (for most votes cast between Monday and Sunday that week) and one Recruiter award (for most recruits by a single person) per Shelter Challenge round as per the Rules.
Organizations will receive $1,000 grant for every weekly or recruiter award. Organizations must have registered their nonprofit status, a working mail address, and be able to accept funds as a check drawn upon a U.S. bank as part of the condition of this grant.
All winners are responsible for reporting back to Petfinder Foundation and GreaterGood.org about how these funds were used.
Since 2008, more than 400 shelters and animal rescue organizations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere have received more than $1.4 million in Shelter Challenge grants. Funding for Shelter Challenge grants comes from The Animal Rescue Site. The distribution of grants and the collection of reports about how grants are utilized is done by the Petfinder Foundation under the oversight of GreaterGood.org.