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And the 2014 Celebrations Shelter Challenge Winners Are....

Congratulations to all of the shelters that won prizes during our first Shelter Challenge of 2014!  This is the official list of all winners.

 

Grand Prize

Prize Shelter Name City State
Grand Prize Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. St Pauls NC

 

Story Prizes

Prize Shelter Name City State
Celebrate Joy! Story Grand Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort, Inc Coral Springs FL
Celebrate Joy! Story Second Carolina Poodle Rescue Pacolet SC
Celebrate Joy! Story Third Willamette Humane Society Salem OR
Celebrate Love! Story Grand Little Mittens Animal Rescue Association (part of GCRS) Golden BC
Celebrate Love! Story Second Stray Animal Adoption Program Newport KY
Celebrate Love! Story Third MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter McCall ID
Celebrate Humor! Story Grand American Belgian Malinois Rescue York PA
Celebrate Humor! Story Second ARME Beagle Freedom Project (Animal Rescue Media & Education) Sherman Oaks CA
Celebrate Humor! Story Third Stray Animal Adoption Program Newport KY
Celebrate Family! Story Grand Humane Society of Independence County Batesville AR
Celebrate Family! Story Second Feline Rescue Inc. Saint Paul MN
Celebrate Family! Story Third Humane Society of Huron Valley Ann Arbor MI

 

Weekly Prizes

Prize Shelter Name City State
$1,000 Grant Langley Animal Protection Society Aldergrove BC
$1,000 Grant Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. St Pauls NC
$1,000 Grant Noah's Arks Rescue Okatie SC
$1,000 Grant Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort, Inc Coral Springs FL
$1,000 Grant ARME Beagle Freedom Project (Animal Rescue Media & Education) Sherman Oaks CA
$1,000 Grant The Cat House on the Kings Parlier CA
$1,000 Grant Pack Ethic Rescue Inc. Sprakers NY
$1,000 Grant Oldies But Goodies (Northern VA) Cocker Rescue Newington VA
$1,000 Grant Tranquility Trail Animal Sanctuary Scottsdale AZ
$1,000 Grant NMDOG Inc. Rio Rancho NM
$1,000 Grant National Mill Dog Rescue Colorado Springs CO
$1,000 Grant Boise Bully Breed Rescue Boise ID

 

Recruiter Prizes

Prize Shelter Name City State
100 vaccinations Langley Animal Protection Society Aldergrove BC
100 vaccinations Heavenly Creatures St Johns NL
100 vaccinations The Fort Rescue (Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center) Asheboro NC
100 vaccinations Pack Ethic Rescue Inc. Sprakers NY
100 vaccinations Shepherd Help and Rescue Effort, Inc Coral Springs FL
100 vaccinations Stray Animal Adoption Program Newport KY
100 vaccinations S.N.A.R.R. (Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation) Saint Martinville LA
100 vaccinations Morrow County Dog Shelter Mount Gilead OH
100 vaccinations Griffin Pond Animal Shelter South Abington Twp PA
100 vaccinations Stray Animal Adoption Program Newport KY
100 vaccinations Animal Care & Adoption Center of Texarkana, Ark. Texarkana AR
100 vaccinations Rikkis Refuge Orange VA

 

Regional Winners: U.S. States

Please note: Weekly Winners are not eligible for regional prizes.

Prize Shelter Name City State
First Place: $1,000 Friends of Pets Anchorage AK
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Homeward Bound Pet Rescue and Referral Fairbanks AK
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Loving Companions Animal Rescue, Inc. North Pole AK
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Alaska Humane Society (Adopt-a-Cat) Anchorage AK
First Place: $1,000 Humane Society of Elmore County Wetumpka AL
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Weimaraner Rescue of the South Rainsville AL
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Lake Martin Animal Shelter Alexander City AL
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue Clay AL
First Place: $1,000 Animal Care & Adoption Center of Texarkana, Ark. Texarkana AR
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Humane Society of Independence County Batesville AR
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Feline Rescue and Rehome Little Rock AR
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Sebastian County Humane Society Fort Smith AR
First Place: $1,000 National Airedale Rescue, Inc. Tucson AZ
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations The Animal League of Green Valley Green Valley AZ
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Humane Society of Southern Arizona Tucson AZ
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption Tucson AZ
First Place: $1,000 Leave No Paws Behind, Inc Sun Valley CA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Westside German Shepherd Rescue of LA Los Angeles CA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue Tehachapi CA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds TOPCats on the Ridge Inc. Paradise CA
First Place: $1,000 Every Creature Counts Fort Lupton CO
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations MaxFund Animal Adoption Center Denver CO
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Cat Care Society Lakewood CO
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Roice-Hurst Humane Society Clifton CO
First Place: $1,000 Stratford Animal Rescue Society Stratford CT
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Meriden Humane Society Meriden CT
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Animal Rescue Foundation, Inc. Terryville CT
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds The Animal Haven Inc. North Haven CT
First Place: $1,000 Alley Cat Allies Bethesda DC
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Washington Animal Rescue League Washinton DC
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Washington Humane Society - Georgia Avenue Washington DC
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Washington DC
First Place: $1,000 Pit Bull Pride of Delaware Newark DE
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Forgotten Cats Inc. Greeneville DE
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Response-a-Bull Rescue Wilmington DE
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds DE SPCA - Sussex Chapter Georgetown DE
First Place: $1,000 Suncoast Basset Rescue Inc. Gainesville FL
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Canine Estates Inc Palm Harbor FL
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Beautys Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Inc. Morriston FL
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Pet Rescue by Judy Sanford FL
First Place: $1,000 Fighting for Dawn Atlanta GA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Georgia Jack Russell Rescue Conyers GA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Helping Hands Humane Society Incorporated Crawfordville GA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Macon Purrs N Paws Macon GA
First Place: $1,000 AdvoCATS Hawaii Kailua Kona HI
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations The East Maui Animal Refuge Haiku HI
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds 9th Life Hawaii Makawao HI
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary Kurtistown HI
First Place: $1,000 Des Moines County Humane Society Burlington IA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Harrison County Humane Society Logan IA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. Des Moines IA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Denison City Pound Denison IA
First Place: $1,000 Pocatello Animal Shelter Pocatello ID
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Canyon County Animal Shelter Caldwell ID
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Greyhound Pets of America Greater Northwest Hayden ID
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Lewis Clark Animal Shelter Lewiston ID
First Place: $1,000 Animal House Shelter Huntley IL
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Humane Society of Monroe County Waterloo IL
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Save-A-Pet Grayslake IL
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds The Buddy Foundation Arlington Heights IL
First Place: $1,000 Our Lil Bit of Heaven Animal Rescue & Sanctuary Poland IN
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations White River Humane Society Bedford IN
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Help The Animals Inc. Richmond IN
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Pet Refuge Inc. South Bend IN
First Place: $1,000 Unleashed Pet Rescue and Adoption Mission KS
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Atchison Animal Control Atchison KS
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Helping Hands Humane Society Topeka KS
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Great Plains SPCA Merriam KS
First Place: $1,000 Stray Animal Adoption Program Newport KY
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Lawrence County Humane Society Louisa KY
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Animal Care Society Inc Louisville KY
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds No Kill Louisville Louisville KY
First Place: $1,000 S.N.A.R.R. (Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation) Saint Martinville LA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Animal Aid for Vermilion Area Abbeville LA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Boudreaux's Animal Rescue Krewe (BARK) Tioga LA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds ARNO (Animal Rescue New Orleans) New Orleans LA
First Place: $1,000 Dakin Humane Society Springfield MA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Second Chance Animal Shelter East Brookfield MA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Northeast Animal Shelter Salem MA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center Springfield MA
First Place: $1,000 Days End Farm Horse Rescue Woodbine MD
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Allegany County Animal Shelter Cumberland MD
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) Baltimore MD
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc. Fallston MD
First Place: $1,000 The Pixel Fund Gorham ME
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine Inc.) Cumberland ME
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Somerset Humane Society Skowhegan ME
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland Westbrook ME
First Place: $1,000 Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter Negaunee MI
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Detroit Animal Welfare Group-Dawg Macomb MI
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Humane Society of Huron Valley Ann Arbor MI
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds CRASH's LANDING Grand Rapids MI
First Place: $1,000 Feline Rescue Inc. Saint Paul MN
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Retrieve A Golden Of Minnesota Minnetonka MN
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Peke N Chin Midwest Rescue Thief River Falls MN
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Animal Ark Hastings MN
First Place: $1,000 Kansas City Pet Project Kansas City MO
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations WarmFuzzy's Drexel MO
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Stray Rescue of St. Louis St. Louis MO
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue-Springfield Springfield MO
First Place: $1,000 Tunica Humane Society Tunica MS
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Leflore County Humane Society Greenwood MS
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) Jackson MS
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds ARF of MS Jackson MS
First Place: $1,000 RezQ Dogs Dodson MT
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Rimrock Humane Society Roundup MT
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Tiny Tails K-9 Rescue Manhattan MT
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Pet Paw-see Great Falls MT
First Place: $1,000 Wake County Animal Center Raleigh NC
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations The Fort Rescue (Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center) Asheboro NC
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Full Moon Farm Inc. Black Mountain NC
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Carteret County Humane Society Newport NC
First Place: $1,000 CATS Cradle Shelter, Inc Fargo ND
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Humane Society of Richland/Wilkin Counties Wahpeton ND
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Humane Society Fargo-Moorhead Fargo ND
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds 4 Luv Of Dog Rescue Fargo ND
First Place: $1,000 Start Over Rover Inc. Hastings NE
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Hearts United for Animals Auburn NE
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Nebraska Humane Society Omaha NE
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Animal Shelter of Northeast Nebraska Norfolk NE
First Place: $1,000 Rolling Dog Farm Lancaster NH
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter Manchester NH
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds New Hampshire SPCA Stratham NH
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Cocheco Valley Humane Society Dover NH
First Place: $1,000 The Last Resort Animal Rescue West Milford NJ
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Rivers Edge Horse Rescue & Sanctuary Newton NJ
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Popcorn Park / AHS-Forked River Forked River NJ
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Arabian Rescue Mission, Inc. Colesville NJ
First Place: $1,000 Watermelon Mountain Ranch Rio Rancho NM
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Taos NM
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Animal Humane New Mexico Albuquerque NM
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Fat Katz Inc. Albuquerque NM
First Place: $1,000 Nevada Humane Society Reno NV
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Heaven Can Wait Animal Society Las Vegas NV
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Douglas Animal Welfare Group Gardnerville NV
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Nevada SPCA) Las Vegas NV
First Place: $1,000 Companion Animal Placement Program Delmar NY
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Hi-Tor Animal Care Center Pomona NY
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Another Chance Pet Rescue Rochester NY
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Little Shelter Animal Rescue Huntington NY
First Place: $1,000 Morrow County Dog Shelter Mount Gilead OH
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Friendship Animal Protective League Elyria OH
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Cat Welfare Association Columbus OH
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Sierra's Haven For New and Used Pets Portsmouth OH
First Place: $1,000 Hands Helping Paws, Inc. Norman OK
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Pets & People Humane Society Yukon OK
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Oklahoma Westie Rescue Bixby OK
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Tulsa SPCA Tulsa OK
First Place: $1,000 Rogue Valley Humane Society Grants Pass OR
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Willamette Humane Society Salem OR
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Greenhill Humane Society Eugene OR
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds BrightSide Animal Center Redmond OR
First Place: $1,000 American Belgian Malinois Rescue York PA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Mid-Atlantic English Springer Spaniel Rescue Newville PA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Reinholds PA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Griffin Pond Animal Shelter South Abington Twp PA
First Place: $1,000 Pet Refuge North Kingstown RI
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Providence Animal Rescue LEague Providence RI
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds PawsWatch Newport RI
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Rhode Island SPCA Riverside RI
First Place: $1,000 Kitten Action Team Inc. Fountain Inn SC
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Carolina Poodle Rescue Pacolet SC
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Humane Society of McCormick County McCormick SC
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Sav-R-Cats Surfside Beach SC
First Place: $1,000 Northern Plains Boxer Rescue Vermillion SD
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Beadle County Humane Society Huron SD
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Humane Society of the Black Hills Rapid City SD
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Oglala Pet Project Kyle SD
First Place: $1,000 Basenji Rescue and Transport GERMANTOWN TN
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Pets Without Parents Shelter Seviervilee TN
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Dogs In Harmony Winchester TN
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Carroll County Humane Society McKenzie TN
First Place: $1,000 Bark n Rest Retirement Center Azle TX
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Chance's Haven Gainesville TX
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Second Chance Farm Granbury TX
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Wichita County Humane Society Wichita Falls TX
First Place: $1,000 Best Friends Animal Society Kanab UT
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Utah Friends of Basset Hounds Salt Lake City UT
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Companion Golden Retriever Rescue West Jordan UT
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Utah Animal Adoption Center Salt Lake City UT
First Place: $1,000 Rikkis Refuge Orange VA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Paws For Seniors Bealeton VA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. Sterling VA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Southside SPCA Meherrin VA
First Place: $1,000 All Breed Rescue, Inc South Burlington VT
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations TARPS (The Animal Rescue and Protection Society) Chester VT
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Kingdom Animal Shelter, Inc St. Johnsbury VT
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Rutland County Humane Society Pittsford VT
First Place: $1,000 Northwest Boxer Rescue Ellensburg WA
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Yakima Humane Society Yakima WA
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Greyhound Pets, Inc. Woodinville WA
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Purrfect Pals Arlington WA
First Place: $1,000 Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue Kenosha WI
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations South Wood County Humane Society Wisconsin Rapids WI
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Sauk County Humane Society Baraboo WI
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Columbia County Humane Society Portage WI
First Place: $1,000 Humane Society of Raleigh County Inc. Beckley WV
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Little Victories Animal Rescue Group, Inc Ona WV
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds Humane Society of Parkersburg Parkersburg WV
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds P.U.R.R. West Virginia Grafton WV
First Place: $1,000 Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue Sheridan WY
Second Place: 100 Vaccinations Animal Humane Association of Star Valley Thayne WY
Third Place: 50 Pet Beds The Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary Hartville WY
Honorable Mention: 25 Pet Beds Cheyenne Animal Shelter Cheyenne WY

 

U.S. Territories

Please note: Weekly Winners are not eligible for regional prizes.

Prize Shelter Name City State
U.S. Territories Animal Care Center of St. John St John VI

 

Canada

Please note: Weekly Winners are not eligible for regional prizes.

Prize Shelter Name City State
Canada S.A.I.N.T.S. Mission BC

 

International

Please note: Weekly Winners are not eligible for regional prizes.

Prize Shelter Name City State
International Tierra de Animales AC Cancun MX

 

Comments
That Blind Cat Rescue ALWAYS wins. I am staff person to three cats, so I do not not like cats, but I think the Blind Cat RSQ should be disqualified for three years so another org will have a chance.
Posted on 4/4/14 9:37 AM.
Ridiculous! They win because they receive the most votes. How about stepping up and doing something to help some other shelter receive more votes.

Your cats would be better off with someone who loves and appreciates them. They do have feelings, even if you don't, can't or won't try to understand them.
Posted on 4/4/14 11:03 AM in reply to Kathryn Dalenberg.
I agree Michelle Spradley,
It's sad Kathryn actually admits she cares for even as small as 3 cats and she dislikes them! OMG how sad is that! What a poor excuse of a human being. How can she even say such a thing. SMH I feel sorry for any animals she has to care for. BCR does have one of the largest support bases. People love them and appreciate the work they do. If more people would get others to support their causes it might help them. In any case... Please Ms Kathryn don't take it out on your kitties. Its not their fault! I pray God watches you and watches over the animals you care for. Protect you all from harm. God I ask this in your name...AmenπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
Posted on 4/4/14 12:46 PM.
I agree Michelle Spradley,
It's sad Kathryn actually admits she cares for even as small as 3 cats and she dislikes them! OMG how sad is that! What a poor excuse of a human being. How can she even say such a thing. SMH I feel sorry for any animals she has to care for. BCR does have one of the largest support bases. People love them and appreciate the work they do. If more people would get others to support their causes it might help them. In any case... Please Ms Kathryn don't take it out on your kitties. Its not their fault! I pray God watches you and watches over the animals you care for. Protect you all from harm. God I ask this in your name...AmenπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
Posted on 4/4/14 12:46 PM.
I agree Michelle Spradley,
It's sad Kathryn actually admits she cares for even as small as 3 cats and she dislikes them! OMG how sad is that! What a poor excuse of a human being. How can she even say such a thing. SMH I feel sorry for any animals she has to care for. BCR does have one of the largest support bases. People love them and appreciate the work they do. If more people would get others to support their causes it might help them. In any case... Please Ms Kathryn don't take it out on your kitties. Its not their fault! I pray God watches you and watches over the animals you care for. Protect you all from harm. God I ask this in your name...AmenπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
Posted on 4/4/14 12:48 PM.
To all the people who disagreed with Kathryn........come on!!!! Don't be so "catty and vicious" to this woman, just because she disagrees with you all. First of all, Kathryn did not say she dislikes cats, she said as the owner of 3 cats, she does not, not dislike cats. I read that as a double negative, meaning she does like her kitties!! As far as who always wins, it's important to realize it's the animals that are winning!! But I understand what she is saying. Many times when a organization wins, it makes them exempt for a certain period of time. It's just her opinion and it's a legitimate one. Just sayin, ladies.......
Posted on 4/4/14 1:33 PM.
Yes Rosemary I understand. I do rescue and transport and I do it all volunteer. But it hurts to see any type of negativity towards our fur babies when they can't speak for themselves. With everything we see now days its hard to understand how anyone can complain about anything or anyone helping animals.
Posted on 4/4/14 3:11 PM in reply to Rosemary Wagley.
Agree Kathryn - I've seen the same rescues win every year in Florida. Give someone else a chance!
Posted on 4/4/14 3:21 PM.
Good for you Rosemary. I read down a few comments after reading Kathryn and found you who said what need to be said. SHE SAID SHE DID NOT NOT LIKE CATS. Poor English but not what was interpreted by one after another.
Posted on 4/5/14 1:06 AM in reply to Rosemary Wagley.
Remember guys, it's the animals that win, not the humans who run the organizations.
Perhaps other shelters need professional help to make themselves known?
Lets not bicker over which one is better.
Posted on 4/5/14 1:07 AM.
I agree. I love all animals, but come on, be fair to all.
Posted on 4/5/14 2:12 AM.
I thought once you won you were out of the running for the next round. I don't get it. I think there needs to be a more equalized system.
Posted on 4/5/14 3:03 AM.
Kathryn, I am sorry you feel that way, Blind Cats Supporters work hard sharing, tweeting and voting for the cats. We can only win one time a year, other groups also win
Posted on 4/5/14 3:20 AM.
Kathryn, Our supporters work very hard sharing, tweeting and voting to help the cats. We can only win one time a year, other groups also win each year. We are so grateful to all that voted for our cats!

Alana
blindcatrescue
Posted on 4/5/14 3:22 AM.
I am proud of everyone and every shelter. We should all remember that it all goes to support the animals no matter what shelter it is going to.
Posted on 4/5/14 4:11 AM.
I, too, am very tired of the cat camps winning all of the time! I am for dogs! Can anyone tell me the last time they saw a cat trained to help guide their wheelchaired-bound owner? How about guiding their vision-impaired owner for a walk down a busy sidewalk? Better yet, how about turning the lights on, or picking something up off the floor that has fallen, or alerting their hearing-impaired owner that someone is at the door? Exactly . . . and on that final note, case closed!
Posted on 4/5/14 4:15 AM.
I know that Alana and all at BCR do sterling work and can continue doing it with the help of these grants. I wish everybody could win but I live in London, England and obviously I don't know of all the animal shelters in the US. As somebody already wrote more needs to be done to publicise these shelters and I would say not only at home but to let people know overseas because I regularly receive e-mails etc. from shelters in Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Romania ,Spain Greece, Cyprus Ireland, the UK, Mexico Thailand and India. I try to do what I can financially and will sign all petitions sent to me, I retweet on Twitter about homeless pets in the US and especially high kill shelters and I vote for as many as I can. Multiply that by all animal lovers all over the world and you have a captive market.
Posted on 4/5/14 4:56 AM.
would be nice if they would just pick random winners so the that the tiny rescues get something once in awhile. It's a popularity contest- if you are very rural- very small- you don't stand a chance
Posted on 4/5/14 5:10 AM.
Wow. Such negativity. I'm very happy for whoever wins. They must be a wonderful rescue to have so many followers. I voted for them every day. Have never been to their place, however I am very happy they give blind cats and cats in need a warm home and medical attention.
Posted on 4/5/14 5:36 AM in reply to Kathryn Dalenberg.
It's great they have such backing from people, however there are many other shelters that could use a Grand prize. It sounds to me like they're funded very well. There should be a rule put into place about this. I'm thrilled our Shelter here in Upper Michigan won $1000.00 and this is even an opportunity for such money.

Oh and ladies you have misread her post. She said she Does not, not like cats. That means she does. She should have worded it differently. Kathryn wants to know why the same rescue qualifies for such big wins and it should be more fair emoticon.
Posted on 4/5/14 5:43 AM in reply to Kathryn Dalenberg.
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