Help NHS and take the great adoption challenge – Reno Gazette-Journal (

Some of you may remember that several months back, the Nevada Humane Society was selected as one of 50 shelters nationwide to compete in the ASPCA $100K Challenge. More than $500,000 in total is available in prizes, and the agency with the highest increase in animals saved will win the grand prize of $100,000. Nevada Humane Society is the only shelter in the state that qualified to compete in the challenge.

Nevada Humane Society and the other contenders have begun a three-month competition to save at least 300 more animals in August, September and October than it did over the same three-month period in 2011. So, what’s the magic number of adoptions needed for NHS to win this contest: 2,576 deserving animals need to find new homes during these three months.

Nevada Humane Society became a no-kill shelter in early 2007. What this means is that shelter animals are never put down for time and space. Only two reasons would make us consider humane euthanasia of a pet: if they are too ill or badly injured to have a good prognosis for a quality life or if an animal is too aggressive and may pose a risk to public safety.

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