Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Takes on 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Posted on: Friday May 31

Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation Takes on 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

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

ARLINGTON, VA (05/31/2013) —Beginning June 1, 2013, Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation (LDCRF)  will be a contestant in the 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. LDCRF is competing for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.

The 2013 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a nationwide competition for animal shelters (and their communities) aimed at getting more animals adopted than ever before.  LDCRF’s goal is to find great homes for 1,500 homeless dogs and cats June, July and August.

“The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a great motivator for our army of volunteers, area residents and businesses to connect hundreds of the beautiful, fun, loving cats and dogs at our Rescue with the right families,” said Barbara Hutcherson, Adoptions Coordinator for LDCRF. “Working together, we will increase accessibility of rescue pets, save hundreds of animals, and enrich the lives of new adopting families.  We’ll also have a shot at the $100,000 grant which will help fund the medical care for our animals awaiting adoption.”

Working toward the goal of getting more cats and dogs adopted, LDCRF will be holding additional adoption events each weekend at area pet stores and community places.   Adoption events this weekend are as follows:

Friday, May 31, 2013.     6:30 PM  Tysons Corner Petsmart (cats), Fairlakes Petsmart (dogs)

Saturday, June 1, 2013.  11:00 AM Virginia Commerce Bank 7115 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

12:00 PM Seven Corners Petsmart, Sterling Petco (dogs),

1:00 PM    Fairlakes Petsmart (dogs)  Rockville Petsmart (dogs)

Sunday, June 2, 2013.    12:00 PM Sterling Petsmart

1:00   PM  Tysons Corner Petsmart, Leesburg Petsmart (cats) Reston Petsmart (cats) Alexandria Petsmart (dogs)

Attending our events this weekend are over 40 specially featured “Graduation Day Dogs” who are hoping to be the first class of adoptees as LDCRF kicks off the contest this weekend.  The adoption fee on these dogs is reduced to $200 to increase accessibility to rescue pets.  All dogs are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations as well as medications.

For more information about Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation, please visit www.lostdogrescue.org.


The Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation founded in 2001 whose primary purpose is to rescue dogs and cats from euthanasia in overcrowded shelters. Contributions are tax deductible.  Follow LDCRF on twitter at @lostdogrescue,and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/ldcrf.