The results are in and thanks to your votes, Joplin Humane Society has been named America’s Favorite Animal Shelter 2011. As the Grand Prize winner, Joplin Humane will be awarded $15,000.
America’s Favorite Animal Shelter contest is sponsored by Care2, Adopt-a-Pet and the ASPCA to honor animal shelters and rescue groups throughout the U.S. and Canada. The contest enabled people to nominate, promote and solicit votes for the shelter or rescue group they thought was doing the best job at helping homeless animals.
The Winning Shelters for 2011 Are:
Grand Prize: Joplin Humane Society, Joplin, MO – $15,000 (6,348 votes)
Second Place: Lucky Dog Rescue, Meridian, MS – $7,000 (3,746 votes)
Third Place: Wild Heart Ranch Wildlife Rescue, Claremore, OK -$3,000 (2,798 votes)
Weekly Winners of $500 each:
Montgomery County Animal Shelter, Conroe, TX
A Dog’s Life Rescue, Los Angeles, CA
The Luv Shack Ranch Horse Rescue, Phoenix, AZ
Monmouth County SPCA, Eatontown, NJ
St. Tammany Humane Society, Covington, LA
Caring for Cats, St. Paul, MN
Virginia Beach SPCA, Virginia Beach, VI
Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society, Santa Fe, NM
Care2 donated a total of $30,000 for this important project because, “We aim to offer hope and help to shelters and rescue groups who work tirelessly to care for homeless pets.”
A complete list of the contest results can be seen at America’s Animal Shelter Contest. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Photo from yukariryu via flickr.