Fresno's Central California SPCA is among 50 shelters nationwide that have been chosen to compete in the 2014 ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge.
The contestants will gear up for the competition to save more animals during June, July and August.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Rachel Ray will award a $100,000 grand prize to the shelter that achieves the greatest increase in lives saved during the three-month period.
The contestant that does the best at engaging its community members in helping in the effort will win $25,000.
Those organizations that do the best in their divisions will be eligible for between $10,000 and $25,000 in additional grants. A total of $600,000 in grant funding will be awarded to the contestants.
Last year's competing shelters saved more than 56,000 cats and dogs during the contest, an increase of 12,050 from 2012.
For more information about the challenge, visit www.aspca.org/100k
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