More lives saved during ASPCA $100K Challenge

November 21, 2011

It’s been three months since Kitsap Humane Society entered the ASPCA $100K Challenge and we are proud to announce we concluded with a total of 1,425 lives saved (August – October). This is an increase of 34 percent more dogs adopted over last year and an increase of 23 percent more cats. Final results will be released by ASPCA on November 30.

We have many milestones to celebrate throughout the Challenge, but the greatest was each of the 1,425 homeless animals who found a second chance at life with their new family. Through staff and volunteer dedication and hard work, KHS maintained a live release rate of 94 percent and celebrated the most adoptions in one day in KHS history with a whopping 43 adoptions. Many staff, volunteers and our community made this possible in addition to rescues groups who partnered with KHS during the Challenge.

We would like to extend a very special thanks to a few pivotal groups such as the Noah Adoption Center, PAWS of Bainbridge Island and Jefferson County Humane Society which assisted in adoptions and contributed to KHS Challenge numbers. Thank you to ASPCA for bringing shelters across the nation together. It’s a rare occurrence and although we have never met our partners, it’s a great feeling to know we all did this together.
                                             – Stacey Price, KHS Director of Animal Welfare