STURGEON BAY, WI (July 21, 2016) – The Door County Humane Society is counting on you! Since July 5th DCHS has been competing in the national Saving Pets Challenge. This Challenge consists of hundreds of animal welfare organizations all competing to see who can raise the most money for their cause in 30 days!
During each week of the Saving Pets Challenge there are mini-challenges that act as fun incentives for individuals to donate to their preferred animal welfare group. The first week’s mini-challenge took place July 5th - July 12th, and the group that raised the most money during the week won a $10,000 bonus prize. The results from the first mini-challenge were bittersweet for DCHS. During most of the day on Tuesday DCHS remained in first place, but at the last minute a big, Houston-based organization swept in to win the bonus money.
“While it’s never easy to lose, the great news in all of this is that we truly have amazing supporters,” stated Communications and Development Coordinator April Delfosse. “To be able to raise almost $67,000 in a matter of days is absolutely phenomenal, and is definitive proof of how generous the Door County community is and how much they believe in DCHS.”
The Saving Pets Challenge is not over, though. DCHS will continue to compete from now until August 4th to raise even more. “Our original goal was to raise $50,000, but now that we have surpassed that amount we are dreaming even bigger. Our new goal is to raise $100,000, place in the top five, and once again put the Door County Humane Society on the nation’s radar,” stated Executive Director Carol Boudreaux.
Currently DCHS is in second place. If they can maintain that spot through continued financial support and stay in the top five till the end of the challenge on August 4th, they will have the opportunity to receive a portion of the remaining 150K in bonus money.
“We want to acknowledge how truly remarkable this first week of the Challenge has been and to say thank you so much, Door County! We are blown away by the support and are proud to live in a community with the most generous people in the world. Our average Challenge donation so far is $264, and shows that a small community like Door County can come together and do phenomenal things,” said Delfosse. “Thank you so much to everyone who donated, and if you have not yet done so, please consider making a gift. The competition is not over yet! Every $10 donation has a real impact in lives of homeless cats and dogs in our community. Please remember that all donations must be made online for them to count for the Saving Pets Challenge competition.”
To donate simply go to www.doorcountyhumanesociety.org and click on the red Saving Pets Challenge button on the right-hand side of the screen. Saving pets costs money. DCHS relies on you for over 97% of our funding. From now till August 4th is the time for you to donate, Door County.