Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter takes on 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

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The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is a contestant in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. WCRAS is competing for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.

The 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. The WCRAS was chosen as one of only 50 participating shelters across the nation.

“e;We are very thankful to participate in this Challenge, and we have a big personal challenge to save 2,000 lives in 92 days! That is approximately 300 more adoptions than last summer,” said Cheryl Schneider, Williamson County animal services director. “e;The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a great motivator for our team and the residents and businesses of the Williamson County area. Working together, we will save hundreds of animals, have a shot at the $100,000 grant and enrich the lives of new adopting families.”e;

The shelter is encouraging the community to have fun and support the animals of the shelter by taking part.

“e;We are inviting the community to ‘Create Your Own Challenge,'”e; Schneider said. “e;For example, we have groups challenging themselves to bring in donations to the shelter, individuals challenging themselves to increase their volunteer hours, businesses challenging themselves to help increase adoptions. We invite everyone in the community to join.”e;

For more information about Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter and its participation in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, visit wilcopets.org.

About the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is the only shelter solely devoted to Williamson County and the cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander and Hutto. It provides a safe environment for the lost, abandoned and homeless animals of these jurisdictions. Our vision is to save every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal and to place each animal in a loving home.

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