Basically, the challenge is a contest that tries to inspire animal shelters across the country to try new and interesting ways to involve and engage their communities, hopefully saving as many dogs and cats as possible.
The shelter who saves the most lives during the three-month contest gets the $100,000.
"Starting at midnight tonight and continuing through the weekend, shelters in 30 states and territories across this country will kick off their run in the contest with major adoption events. If you’re thinking about making a pet a part of your family, there is no better time than right now to head to your nearest contestant and help them be a part of this record-breaking year of saving lives."
An ahmayzing 49 shelters are competing this year!
So hopefully between June and August this summer, we'll see tons more animal lives saved!!
Get out there and start adopting!
[Image via WENN.]