America's Favorite Animal Shelter Contest

Local animal shelters and rescue groups, the animal welfare heroes of our communities, need our help more than ever to respond to the increase in pet abandonment brought on by the recession.

This is the fourth "America's Favorite Animal Shelter" contest sponsored by and We aim to offer hope and help to shelters and rescue groups who work tirelessly to care for homeless animals.

Care2 will donate a total of $30,000 to animal shelters and rescue groups!

  • The groups with the most votes at the end of the contest will win prizes!
    Second place: $7,000
    Third place: $3,000.
  • Every week, a randomly selected participating group (25 or more votes that week) will win $500.
  • And the 20 contest participants who recruit the most friends to vote for their favorite shelter will receive a $50 gift certificate for pet products as special thank-you gifts for them and their beloved companions.

Care2 and respectfully request that all read and follow the contest rules:

  • Participants must have a valid personal email address to participate and may only register once. Only one vote per Participant.
  • The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of registration for participation in the Contest.
  • Read Full Contest Rules

top shelters so far

Congratulations to our contest winners! See the full list of winners »