New York, NY - The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) congratulated the Tallahassee Leon Community Animal Service Center, currently in ninth place in the ASPCA’s $100K Challenge, a national contest designed to inspire animal shelters across the country to save more lives. In August and September, Tallahassee Leon Community Animal Service Center saved 169 more cats and dogs over the same period last year.
“Many cats and dogs are now in loving homes due to the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers at Tallahassee Leon Community Animal Service Center,” said ASPCA President & CEO Ed Sayres. “We’re extremely honored that the Tallahassee Leon staff, volunteers and community have embraced the ASPCA $100K Challenge and demonstrated their support for local homeless animals.”
“The challenge has been a whirlwind of incredible experiences as we explore new and innovative ideas to save more lives,” says Erika Leckington, Animal Services Director of Tallahassee Leon Community Animal Service Center. “We are extremely proud of our team and our community in their relentless dedication towards achieving our goal.”
Throughout October, the last month of this three-month competition, shelter contestants will continue their work to save at least 300 more animals than they did during the same period in 2009. The contestant that achieves the greatest increase during the three-month period will receive a $100,000 grant from the ASPCA to continue their life-saving work. A second grant of $25,000 will be awarded to the contestant that engages the largest number of community members in helping to save more lives.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.