STURGEON BAY, WI (August 9, 2016) – For the past 30 days the Door County Humane Society has been competing in the Michelson Found Saving Pets Challenge. This challenge consisted of hundreds of animal welfare organizations all competing to see who can raise the most money for their cause in an allotted amount of time.
On July 5th, when the challenge started, DCHS’s original goal was to place in the top ten and to raise a total of $50,000. However, due to an outpouring of support only a week and a half into the competition, DCHS surpassed their $50,000 goal. DCHS then raised their sights on an even higher goal. The new plan was to raise $100,000 and to place within the top five. The lucky organizations that place in the top five of the Challenge are awarded with additional bonus money.
After a month of fundraising the challenge came to a close on Thursday, August 4th at 1pm. DCHS came in 4th place (although final placements have not yet been confirmed by the Michelson Found Saving Pets Challenge). With this great victory, DCHS will receive $10,000 in bonus money for their placement. Overall the Door County Humane Society raised a total of over a $100,000 through (online and offline) donations.
“We cannot thank the Door County community enough for their generosity and support. DCHS received over 400 donations to the Challenge. Without your backing we could not have placed fourth nationally. This truly demonstrates that many people in the peninsula really care about our organization and animals. Once again, thank you to everyone who donated to the Challenge and helped support all the animals that call DCHS home,” stated Communications and Development Coordinator April Delfosse.