The New Beginnings Shelter Challenge begins on Monday, May 14, and runs though the last day of voting - Sunday, July 15. Vote every day for your favorite shelter, and be sure to check out the photo contests while you're at it! The Grand Prize in the New Beginnings Shelter Challenge is a $25,000 grant - and there are runners-up, state prizes, and regional prizes, so your shelter has lots of opportunities to win.

Please see the New Beginnings Shelter Challenge Official Rules for more details, and keep an eye out for the upcoming photo contests where you can support your shelter even more!

Congratulations New Beginnings Shelter Challenge Winners!
We'd like to thank everyone, both shelters and supporters, that participated in this Shelter Challenge contest. It was an exciting one! Here are the winners from the New Beginnings Shelter Challenge. We hope you'll all come back for the next big contest - it's coming soon!
Prize Shelter Name Country State Grant Amount
Grand Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc. United States North Carolina $25,000
Runner Up 1 The Cat House on the Kings United States California $5,000
Runner Up 2 Stray Rescue of St. Louis United States Missouri $5,000
International 1 Dogs in Brazil Brazil   $1,000
International 2 Langley Animal Protection Society Canada   $1,000
State, Alabama Lake Martin Animal Shelter United States Alabama $1,000
State, Alaska Clear Creek Cat Rescue United States Alaska $1,000
State, Arizona National Airedale Rescue, Inc. United States Arizona $1,000
State, Arkansas Humane Society of the Delta United States Arkansas $1,000
State, California TOPCats on the Ridge Inc. United States California $1,000
State, Colorado The Gabriel Foundation United States Colorado $1,000
State, Connecticut Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter United States Connecticut $1,000
State, Delaware Forgotten Cats Inc. United States Delaware $1,000
State, District Of Columbia Lucky Dog Animal Rescue United States District Of Columbia $1,000
State, Florida Elizabeth's Animal Rescue and Sanctuary United States Florida $1,000
State, Georgia Kitty City Cat Rescue United States Georgia $1,000
State, Hawaii AdvoCATS Hawaii United States Hawaii $1,000
State, Idaho Canyon County Animal Shelter United States Idaho $1,000
State, Illinois Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary United States Illinois $1,000
State, Indiana The Pipsqueakery United States Indiana $1,000
State, Iowa Harrison County Humane Society United States Iowa $1,000
State, Kansas Alex's House United States Kansas $1,000
State, Kentucky Bullitt County Animal Shelter United States Kentucky $1,000
State, Louisiana Animal Aid for Vermilion Area United States Louisiana $1,000
State, Maine HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine Inc.) United States Maine $1,000
State, Maryland Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Inc. (BARCS) United States Maryland $1,000
State, Massachusetts Standish Humane Society United States Massachusetts $1,000
State, Michigan Humane Society of Huron Valley United States Michigan $1,000
State, Minnesota Across America Boxer Rescue United States Minnesota $1,000
State, Mississippi Community Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc. (CARA) United States Mississippi $1,000
State, Missouri Burge Bird Rescue United States Missouri $1,000
State, Montana RezQ Dogs United States Montana $1,000
State, Nebraska Hearts United for Animals United States Nebraska $1,000
State, Nevada Nevada Humane Society United States Nevada $1,000
State, New Hampshire Rolling Dog Farm United States New Hampshire $1,000
State, New Jersey The Last Resort Animal Rescue United States New Jersey $1,000
State, New Mexico Whisketeers' Kitty Kingdom United States New Mexico $1,000
State, New York Hi-Tor Animal Care Center United States New York $1,000
State, North Carolina Wake County Animal Center United States North Carolina $1,000
State, North Dakota CATS Cradle Shelter, Inc United States North Dakota $1,000
State, Ohio Friendship Animal Protective League United States Ohio $1,000
State, Oklahoma Hands Helping Paws, Inc. United States Oklahoma $1,000
State, Oregon House of Dreams Cat Shelter United States Oregon $1,000
State, Pennsylvania American Belgian Malinois Rescue United States Pennsylvania $1,000
State, Rhode Island East Greenwich Animal Protection League United States Rhode Island $1,000
State, South Carolina Humane Society of McCormick County United States South Carolina $1,000
State, South Dakota Humane Society of the Black Hills United States South Dakota $1,000
State, Tennessee Basenji Rescue and Transport United States Tennessee $1,000
State, Texas Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue United States Texas $1,000
State, Utah Best Friends Animal Society United States Utah $1,000
State, Vermont Rutland County Humane Society United States Vermont $1,000
State, Virginia Oldies But Goodies (Northern VA) Cocker Rescue United States Virginia $1,000
State, Washington Purrfect Pals United States Washington $1,000
State, West Virginia NWAL Herding Dog Rescue, Inc. United States West Virginia $1,000
State, Wisconsin Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue United States Wisconsin $1,000
State, Wyoming Second Chance Sheridan Cat Rescue United States Wyoming $1,000



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