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Yavapai Humane Society Takes on ASPCA $100K Challenge

06 April 2011   Missy Paschke-Wood

Yavapai Humane Society Takes on ASPCA $100K Challenge Qualifying Heat

Community Support Needed for Chance to Win $100,000 Grant and Save More Lives

Prescott, AZ —Yavapai Humane Society is a participant in the Qualifying Heat of this year’s ASPCA $100K Challenge, competing for grants totaling $300,000 from the ASPCA, including a top prize of $100,000.

“Our staff and volunteers are excited about being chosen to participate in the qualifying heat for the $100K Challenge. We’re hoping that the community will get involved by voting for us every day,” says Director of Shelter Operations, Robin Hennessey.

Just 92 shelters were selected nationwide and YHS is one of only two in Arizona. The community can support YHS by voting online and by encouraging their friends, family and neighbors to do the same.

“All of us wish that we could donate a substantial amount of money to our favorite charities. By simply clicking a mouse every day for two weeks, our supporters can do just that,” said Executive Director, Ed Boks.

The 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aiming to get more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before. This first phase is the Qualifying Heat where registered shelters compete to accumulate the most online votes from their supporters. The 50 shelters with the most votes become the official contestants for the 2011 ASPCA $100K Challenge.

Supporters of Yavapai Humane Society can vote by going to and clicking on the link to vote. Or, go directly to the ASPCA website and vote there. Voting occurs from April 4 to 15, 2011.


The Yavapai Humane Society has been serving Yavapai County’s citizens and animals since 1972. YHS has shelters in Prescott and in Chino Valley and a separate spay/neuter clinic offering low-cost spay/neuters and low-cost vaccinations. In July of 2010, we adopted a “no-kill” ethic which has led to a 68% decrease in euthanasia. YHS Main Shelter Campus- 1625 Sundog Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ, 86301- (928) 445-2666 Chino Valley Pet Adoption Center- 1020 Palomino Rd, Chino Valley, AZ, 86323- (928) 277-4521 YHS Spay/Neuter Clinic- 2989 Centerpointe East, Suite B, Prescott, AZ 86301- (928) 771-0547 YHS Thrift Shop- 1046 Willow Creek Rd, #127, Prescott, AZ, 86301- (928) 445-5668