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  • Writer's pictureSusan Houser

The Million Cat Challenge — 1 Month Anniversary

[For today’s News Bit and the Running Totals, click here.]

The Million Cat Challenge launched on December 10, 2014, and has proven to be wildly popular. I thought it would be fun to see a list of shelters that had signed on as of the 1-month anniversary, and here they are. Every shelter’s participation is valuable, but one thing that surprised me about this list is the number of large, traditional “open admission” shelters that have signed on already. Wow!

Alachua County Humane Society Gainesville, Florida

Alaqua Animal Refuge Freeport, Florida

All About Animals Rescue/Macomb County Animal Control Warren, Michigan

Al-Van Humane Society South Haven, Michigan

Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Animal Friends, Inc. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Animal Humane Society Golden Valley, Minnesota

Animal Refuge League Westbrook, Maine

Animal Rescue League Marshalltown, Iowa

Animal Rescue League of Southern RI Peace Dale, Rhode Island

Animal Welfare Agency South Central Ontario Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Alexandria, Virginia

Animal Welfare League of Arlington Arlington, Virginia

Animalkind Inc Hudson, New York

Arizona Humane Society Phoenix, Arizona

Arlington Animal Services Arlington, Texas

Asheville Humane Society/Buncombe County Animal Shelter Asheville, North Carolina

Austin Pets Alive! Austin, Texas

Barry County Animal Shelter Hastings, Michigan

Boone County Animal Care Columbia, Missouri

Cache Humane Society Logan, Utah

Capital Area Humane Society Lansing, Michigan

Carteret County Humane Society, Inc Newport, North Carolina

Cat Adoption Team Sherwood, Oregon

Cat Depot Sarasota, Florida

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Charleston Animal Society North Charleston, South Carolina

Chautauqua County Humane Society Jamestown, New York

Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Elmira, New York

Cheyenne Animal Shelter Cheyenne, Wyoming

Chico Animal Shelter Chico, California

City of Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control Chicago, Illinois

City of Hamilton Animal Services Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

City of Sacramento Animal Care Services Sacramento, California

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services San Antonio, Texas

City of San Jose Animal Care and Services San Jose, California

City of Stockton Animal Services Stockton, California

City of Waco Animal Shelter Waco, Texas

Clay County Animal Care and Control Fleming Island, Florida

Cleveland Animal Protective League Cleveland, Ohio

Clovis Animal Services Clovis, California

Coastal Humane Society Brunswick, Maine

Collier County Domestic Animal Services Naples, Florida

Columbia Humane Society St. Helens, Oregon

Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Contra Costa County Animal Services Department Martinez, California

Coulee Region Humane Society Onalaska, Wisconsin

Dakin Humane Society Springfield & Leverett, Massachusetts

Denver Animal Shelter Denver, Colorado

Dogs & Cats Forever, Inc. Fort Pierce, Florida

Edmonton Humane Society Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Flagler Humane Society Palm Coast, Florida

Flathead County Animal Shelter Kalispell, Montana

Fond du Lac Humane Society Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Georgian Triangle Humane Society Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Gifford Cat Shelter Brighton, Massachusetts

Great Plains SPCA Merriam, Kansas

Habersham County Animal Care & Control Clarkesville, Georgia

Halifax Humane Society Daytona Beach, Florida

Happy Tails Rock Falls, Illinois

Harbor Humane Society West Olive, Michigan

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter Bozeman, Montana

Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary Saint James City, Florida

Humane Society of Polk County Winter Haven, Florida

Humane Society Calumet Area Munster, Indiana

Humane Society for Greater Nashua Nashua, New Hampshire

Humane Society for Southwest Washington Vancouver, Washington

Humane Society of Carroll County Westminster, Maryland

Humane Society of Huron Valley Ann Arbor, Michigan

Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker Counties Willmar, Minnesota

Humane Society of Sarasota County Sarasota, Florida

Humane Society of Tampa Bay Tampa, Florida

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado

Humane Society of Washington County Hagerstown, Maryland

Humane Society of West Michigan Grand Rapids, Michigan

Humane Society Silicon Valley Milpitas, California

Huntsville Animal Services Huntsville, Alabama

Independent Cat Society Westville, Texas

Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Humane Society Jacksonville, Florida

Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association Charleston, West Virginia

Kenai Animal Shelter Kenai, Alaska

Kern County Animal Services Bakersfield, California

Kings County Animal Services Hanford, California

Kokomo Humane Society Kokomo, Indiana

Lawrence Humane Society Lawrence, Oklahoma

Lee County Domestic Animal Services Fort Meyers, Florida

Lexington Humane Society Lexington, Kentucky

Long Beach Animal Care Services Long Beach, California

Louisville Metro Animal Services Louisville, Kentucky

Lynchburg Humane Society Lynchburg, Virginia

Mat-Su Animal Care and Regulation Shelter Palmer, Alaska

Miami-Dade Animal Services Miami, Florida

Michigan Humane Society Detroit, Michigan

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Montreal SPCA Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Naples Cat Alliance Collier County, Florida

Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue Bradenton, Florida

Nevada Humane Society/Carson City Carson City, Nevada

Norfolk SPCA Norfolk, Virginia

OC Animal Care Orange, California

Oktibbeha County Humane Society Starkville, Mississippi

Oshkosh Area Humane Society Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Pasco County Animal Services Land O Lakes, Florida

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Bainbridge Island, Washington

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Palm Beach County, Florida

PEI Humane Society Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Pet Resource Center Tampa, Florida

Pets Alive Middletown, North Carolina

Pets Alive WNY Pendleton, New York

Placer SPCA Roseville, California

Potter League for Animals Newport, Rhode Island

Progressive Animal Welfare Society Lynnwood, Washington

Providence Animal Rescue League Providence, Rhode Island

Quincy Humane Society Quincy, Illinois

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center Rancho Cucamonga, California

Rochester Animal Services Monroe County, New York

Sacramento SPCA Sacramento, California

Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control Services Olivette, Missouri

Salem Friends of Felines Salem, Oregon

Salinas Animal Services Salinas, California

San Diego Humane Society Oceanside, California

San Francisco SPCA San Francisco, California

Seattle Humane Society Bellevue, Washington

Second Chance Animal Shelter East Brookfield, Massachusetts

Second Chance Pet Network Dryden, Ontario

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority Santa Clara, California

Sonoma County Animal Services Santa Rosa, California

South Suburban Humane Society Chicago Heights, Tennesse

Southern Pines Animal Shelter Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Spartanburg Humane Society Spartanburg, South Carolina

SPCA of Brevard Titusville, Florida

SPCA of Wake County Raleigh, North Carolina

St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice, Inc Venice, Florida

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center Madison, New Jersey

Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society Tacoma, Washington

The Animal Foundation Las Vegas, Nevada

Town Cats Morgan Hill, California

Tri County Humane Society Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Trust Again Pet Shelter, Inc. Zolfo Springs, Florida

Ventura County Animal Services Camarillo, California

Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center Virginia Beach, Virginia

Wake County Animal Center Raleigh, North Carolina

Washington Humane Society Washington, DC

Wayside Waifs Kansas City, Missouri

Westerly Animal Shelter Westerly, Rhode Island

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) Coupeville, Washington

Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Women’s Humane Society Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Woods Humane Society San Luis Obispo, California

Yavapai Humane Society Prescott, Arizona

Yolo County Animal Services Woodland, California


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