Stockton Animal Services Takes 2nd Place in the National ASPCA® Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

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Stockton Animal Services saves thousands of lives during three months of spirited competition.

We are absolutely thrilled to be the runner up of this Challenge. Staff, volunteers, and our partners have been working non-stop to save thousands of lives this summer in Stockton.

UPDATE 2:49pm PST: Shortly after the ASPCA® Rachael Ray $100K Challenge winner announcement, a donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has gifted Stockton Animal Services $70,000. That puts Stockton at a total of $100K in winnings!

Congratulations to Stockton Animal Services for taking 2nd place in the ASPCA® Rachael Ray $100K Challenge! By saving more lives this summer than last summer, Stockton Animal Services beat 48 other animal shelters in the US.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the runner up of this Challenge,” says Tammie Murrell, interim manager at Stockton Animal Services. “Staff, volunteers, and our partners have been working non-stop to save thousands of lives this summer in Stockton. With the 2nd place grant prize, we hope to further expand our spay/neuter surgery capabilities for our shelter and for the community.”

2,516 total lives were saved, which is 1,533 additional lives saved compared to last summer. What an absolutely great accomplish for the Stockton community.

“Stockton has a lot to be proud of,” continues Murrell. “We were the underdog but had our eyes on the prize from the start. Congratulations to Central California SPCA for taking first place and big round of applause to all the animal shelters in this Challenge. The animals are the true winners, and together the 50 shelters in the Challenge saved more than 68,800 lives in just three months.”

About the Stockton Animal Shelter
Animal Services is a Division of the Stockton Police Department. The Animal Shelter is jointly operated by the City of Stockton Police Department and San Joaquin County.

The Stockton Animal Shelter works with many different rescue groups, fosters, and a collaboration of Animal Control and the Animal Protection League that operates as Animal Protection League (APL).

The Shelter is continuing to grow their relationships with many rescue groups both locally and in surrounding areas to better serve the San Joaquin County community.

Support the Stockton Animal Shelter by adopting, donating, volunteering and spreading the word. SAS has Stockton volunteer opportunities through Animal Protection League to care for shelter dogs and cats, conduct adoption counseling, provide foster care, and help with the Community Cats Program.

For more information about Stockton Animal Shelter pet adoption, call the Stockton Animal Shelter at (209) 937-7445 or visit http://www.stocktongov.com/animals.

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