The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is one of 50 US shelters chosen to compete for $100,000 in the ASPCA Save More Lives $100K Challenge. Shelters were tasked with saving more lives through adoption and reuniting pets and guardians through lost and found programs during August, September and October than they did during the same three months the previous year. To qualify for the Challenge, shelters must save at least 300 more lives. Then, the organization that goes the furthest beyond that will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to put toward their life-saving efforts.
As of October 17, the Humane Society of Boulder Valley has adopted out 1,891 dogs and cats since August 1, which is an increase of 704 for the same time last year. They’ve also reunited 210 dogs and 95 cats with their guardians through their lost and found program. These outstanding figures have put the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in the lead for the first two months of the ASPCA Challenge. What’s even more incredible is that they have managed to accomplish this even while providing support to the people and pets affected by the Fourmile Canyon Fire last month.
With our help, we can push them through the last day of the Challenge (October 31) as winners! Today’s Denver Post featured a coupon for a free adoption of a cat or dog, but as an exclusive offer, you can click here to print out your own free adoption coupon just for being a reader of the Denver Dogs Examiner!
Fourteen puppies just hit the adoption floor this morning, and more puppies are expected sometime next week! Besides irresistibly adorable puppies, there are several too-cute kittens and melt-your-heart adult cats and kittens awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley (they have small mammals and birds, too!). The adoption pages of their website are real-time (meaning that as soon as animal is available, they will appear online, and as soon as one is adopted, they are removed from the site), so be sure to check back often.
The other Colorado-based shelter in the Save More Lives Challenge is the Larimer Humane Society based in Fort Collins who have shown that they’re no slouches either! They are currently in 13th place in the Challenge, reporting an increase of 142 more lives saved in August and September when compared to last year.
No matter who wins this Challenge, the real winners, of course, are all the animals finding new homes and being reunited with their guardians.
By the way, October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! What better way to celebrate than to adopt from one of these Colorado rescues to help them in their quest to Save More Lives?!