LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - More than 200 pets from Tippecanoe County's Almost Home Humane Society have gone home with families this month.
The shelter is participating in the ASPCA Rachel Ray $100,000 Challenge. The shelter with the most pet adoptions by Aug. 31 will win the money.
Humane Society Executive Director Michelle Warren said as of Sunday afternoon 218 animals have been adopted or returned to their original owner since the challenge started on June 1.
Warren said even if the shelter does not win the money, what's most important is finding a home for the animals.
"The first 13 days of the challenge we had done 110 adoptions and 40 return to owners," Warren said. "In 2012 in those first 13 days of June we did 13 adoptions."
Tippecanoe County's AHHS is the only shelter in the state competing in the challenge.
Warren said to keep the momentum going until Aug. 31 the shelter needs more volunteers. To volunteer you can call the shelter at 765-474-5222, or visit the shelter at 1705 S. Second St., Lafayette.
You can like the AHHS on Facebook for get a daily update on deals going on at the shelter.
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