Bay Area Humane Society: ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge kick-off event

For Further Information:
Karen DeBaker
(920) 203-0595

Green Bay, Wis. – The Bay Area Humane Society will hold a sale Friday, Aug. 3 to Sunday, Aug. 5 to kick off the final round of the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge. The Bay Area Humane Society is one of only 50 humane societies across the country to qualify.

“Thanks to the Green Bay community, we made it into the final round of the ASPCA $100K Challenge! Back in April, we beat out more than 100 other shelters to earn a spot in the final round. If we adopt out 300 more pets in Aug-Oct of 2012 than we did in Aug-Oct of 2011, we automatically qualify for a $5,000 prize. However, if we hit that goal with the highest percent increase than the other 49 shelters, we will win the $100,000 prize” explains Director of Development Karen DeBaker.

“The Humane Society does not receive any state or federal funding so a $100,000 would be a game-changer for our facility. It will help us expand our clinic and surgery area to help us treat more animals in need. But we need the community’s help to reach 1,248 adoptions in August, September and October.”

During the kickoff event, adult cats will be free, kittens and adult dogs will be 50% off and puppies will remain full price.

Interested adopters can either go to the Bay Area Humane Society located at 1830 Radisson St, Green Bay, Monday- Friday, noon – 7 pm or Saturday noon – 5 pm, or the adoption center in PetSmart at 825 Pilgrim Way, Green Bay, Friday and Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, or Sunday 10 am – 6 pm. Additional information about the challenge can be found at