Saturday, October 29, 2011

Austin Pets Alive and the ASPCA $100,000 Challenge.

We're down to the last three days of the ASPCA Challenge and thanks to your help, we're a main contender for the $100,000 prize for the most adoptions AND the $25,000 prize for community engagement.

$125,000 would save a lot more animals in Central Texas! We will use the money to continue pulling more and more animals from euthanasia lists from Central Texas animal shelters to spread no-kill from Austin to all of Central Texas.

But we still need your help to ensure we take home the grand prize:

First, we are offering $25 adoption fees for these last three days (October 29-31) for dogs and cats over 3 months old. And at our headquarters on Manchaca and our S. Congress location, all dogs and cats - including puppies and kittens under 3 months old - will be $25. We need to adopt out 150 dogs and cats over the next few days to reach our goal - please share our adoption special with your friends and family!

Second, we need your vote in the $25,000 Community Engagement contest. Please vote today, tomorrow, and Monday. The top three vote-getters will advance to the final round where the ASPCA will evaluate how well we engaged our community, which leads to the third way you can help:

If you adopted a pet from us during the Challenge, please upload your adoption story to the ASPCA website by Monday. These stories will be a part of the winning criteria for the last round of the Community Engagement contest.

Thank you so much for all of the help you've given to the animals of Central Texas! The ASPCA will announce the winners of the Challenge contests on November 30th, and we hope to be among them.

PS. Our Fall Petsival is tomorrow (October 30th). Come join us for games, music, and a free showing of Cats and Dogs from the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow.