America’s Favorite Animal Shelter Contest Winner Announced


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!

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Photo from yukariryu via flickr.


.4 years ago

congratulations to everyone,you all deserve it

Chelsea M.
Chelsea M6 years ago

Love this!!

Sharon P.
Sharon P6 years ago

Congratulations to all the shelters and thank you for making a difference in so many lives (animals and their humans)

Melanie Andrus
Melanie Andrus6 years ago

Jackie, my sentiments exactly! How about spreading out the prizes, maybe with the top 100 or something else . . . ?

Chris Ray
Chris R6 years ago

Congratulations to all the winners!~

Ida J.
Ida J6 years ago


Denise C.
Denise C6 years ago

You deserve every penny! Great job with all that you do for animals. Thank you!

Gayle S.
Gayle S.6 years ago

Congratulations to you all... we adopted our boy from the shelter 2 years ago and he is so spoiled.. were so glad we found him such a good dog..

Christine S.
Christine S6 years ago

I am glad for all who won- they deserve it for working under such trying circumstances to help so many animals.

Lindsey Williams
Lindsey Williams6 years ago

Congrats to all truly deserved it.