The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will be a contestant starting Saturday in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge.
The $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters and their communities aimed at getting more animals adopted or returned to their owners than ever before.
Cherokee County Animal Shelter has enlisted the help of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services in their fight against pet homelessness to gain community engagement in hopes of winning a special $25,000 prize.
Each department has created a T-shirt to sell during the three-month contest to raise funds and gain support for the animal shelter. The T-shirts are on sale at Cherokee County Animal Shelter until the end of August and are $10.
The Historic Downtown Canton Theater is partnering with Cherokee County Animal Shelter to celebrate “Second Chance Dogs” and “Sassy Cats” with a 20th Anniversary Showing of Disney’s “Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey” tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free with a donation of any brand/size dry dog or cat food or clay (non-clumping) cat litter.
The Cherokee County Animal Shelter is also playing host to an adopt-a-thon to kick off the challenge and offering all animals older than 1 year of age for free adoption Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
All of the normal services will be provided with the adoption including spay/neuter, microchip, initial vaccinations, flea/tick treatment, deworming, free office visit at local area veterinarian and sample bag of pet food. Free adoptions are limited to one per household on a first-come, first-serve basis, shelter officials said.
For information visit www.cherokeega-animals.org.