The final round of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is under way, and the is in the running to win between $5,000 and $125,000.
The $100K Challenge is an opportunity for animal shelters across the country to save more lives and get rewarded for it. It's a competition that inspires shelters and their communities to come up with innovative ways to save at least 300 more dogs and cats within a three-month period than were saved during the same three months the year before.
For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, this means finding homes for more than 700 animals from August through October, which is nearly double last year's adoptions.
As such, the shelter is asking supporters to spread the word about adoptions. Also, to kick off the event, the shelter is offering half-off all adoptions through Aug. 11 with a coupon, which can be found on the shelter's website, as well as at several upcoming events, such as the Dearborn Homecoming festival.
The shelter will also host an open house on Aug. 11 from 12-3 p.m. in honor of National Homeless Animals Day. The event will include a dog-kissing booth, a dunk tank, tours and more.
Learn more at www.dearbornanimals.org.