The Million Cat Challenge — 1 Month Anniversary

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The Million Cat Challenge launched on December 10, 2014, and has proven to be wildly popular. I thought it would be fun to see a list of shelters that had signed on as of the 1-month anniversary, and here they are. Every shelter’s participation is valuable, but one thing that surprised me about this list is the number of large, traditional “open admission” shelters that have signed on already. Wow!

Alachua County Humane Society
Gainesville, Florida

Alaqua Animal Refuge
Freeport, Florida

All About Animals Rescue/Macomb County Animal Control
Warren, Michigan

Al-Van Humane Society
South Haven, Michigan

Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Animal Friends, Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Animal Humane Society
Golden Valley, Minnesota

Animal Refuge League
Westbrook, Maine

Animal Rescue League
Marshalltown, Iowa

Animal Rescue League of Southern RI
Peace Dale, Rhode Island

Animal Welfare Agency South Central Ontario
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
Arlington, Virginia

Animalkind Inc
Hudson, New York

Arizona Humane Society
Phoenix, Arizona

Arlington Animal Services
Arlington, Texas

Asheville Humane Society/Buncombe County Animal Shelter
Asheville, North Carolina

Austin Pets Alive!
Austin, Texas

Barry County Animal Shelter
Hastings, Michigan

Boone County Animal Care
Columbia, Missouri

Cache Humane Society
Logan, Utah

Capital Area Humane Society
Lansing, Michigan

Carteret County Humane Society, Inc
Newport, North Carolina

Cat Adoption Team
Sherwood, Oregon

Cat Depot
Sarasota, Florida

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Charleston Animal Society
North Charleston, South Carolina

Chautauqua County Humane Society
Jamestown, New York

Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA
Elmira, New York

Cheyenne Animal Shelter
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Chico Animal Shelter
Chico, California

City of Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control
Chicago, Illinois

City of Hamilton Animal Services
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
Sacramento, California

City of San Antonio Animal Care Services
San Antonio, Texas

City of San Jose Animal Care and Services
San Jose, California

City of Stockton Animal Services
Stockton, California

City of Waco Animal Shelter
Waco, Texas

Clay County Animal Care and Control
Fleming Island, Florida

Cleveland Animal Protective League
Cleveland, Ohio

Clovis Animal Services
Clovis, California

Coastal Humane Society
Brunswick, Maine

Collier County Domestic Animal Services
Naples, Florida

Columbia Humane Society
St. Helens, Oregon

Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Contra Costa County Animal Services Department
Martinez, California

Coulee Region Humane Society
Onalaska, Wisconsin

Dakin Humane Society
Springfield & Leverett, Massachusetts

Denver Animal Shelter
Denver, Colorado

Dogs & Cats Forever, Inc.
Fort Pierce, Florida

Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Flagler Humane Society
Palm Coast, Florida

Flathead County Animal Shelter
Kalispell, Montana

Fond du Lac Humane Society
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Georgian Triangle Humane Society
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Gifford Cat Shelter
Brighton, Massachusetts

Great Plains SPCA
Merriam, Kansas

Habersham County Animal Care & Control
Clarkesville, Georgia

Halifax Humane Society
Daytona Beach, Florida

Happy Tails
Rock Falls, Illinois

Harbor Humane Society
West Olive, Michigan

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
Bozeman, Montana

Helping Paws Animal Sanctuary
Saint James City, Florida

Humane Society of Polk County
Winter Haven, Florida

Humane Society Calumet Area
Munster, Indiana

Humane Society for Greater Nashua
Nashua, New Hampshire

Humane Society for Southwest Washington
Vancouver, Washington

Humane Society of Carroll County
Westminster, Maryland

Humane Society of Huron Valley
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker Counties
Willmar, Minnesota

Humane Society of Sarasota County
Sarasota, Florida

Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Tampa, Florida

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colorado

Humane Society of Washington County
Hagerstown, Maryland

Humane Society of West Michigan
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Humane Society Silicon Valley
Milpitas, California

Huntsville Animal Services
Huntsville, Alabama

Independent Cat Society
Westville, Texas

Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville Humane Society
Jacksonville, Florida

Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association
Charleston, West Virginia

Kenai Animal Shelter
Kenai, Alaska

Kern County Animal Services
Bakersfield, California

Kings County Animal Services
Hanford, California

Kokomo Humane Society
Kokomo, Indiana

Lawrence Humane Society
Lawrence, Oklahoma

Lee County Domestic Animal Services
Fort Meyers, Florida

Lexington Humane Society
Lexington, Kentucky

Long Beach Animal Care Services
Long Beach, California

Louisville Metro Animal Services
Louisville, Kentucky

Lynchburg Humane Society
Lynchburg, Virginia

Mat-Su Animal Care and Regulation Shelter
Palmer, Alaska

Miami-Dade Animal Services
Miami, Florida

Michigan Humane Society
Detroit, Michigan

Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Montreal SPCA
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Naples Cat Alliance
Collier County, Florida

Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue
Bradenton, Florida

Nevada Humane Society/Carson City
Carson City, Nevada

Norfolk SPCA
Norfolk, Virginia

OC Animal Care
Orange, California

Oktibbeha County Humane Society
Starkville, Mississippi

Oshkosh Area Humane Society
Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Pasco County Animal Services
Land O Lakes, Florida

PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap
Bainbridge Island, Washington

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Palm Beach County, Florida

PEI Humane Society
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Pet Resource Center
Tampa, Florida

Pets Alive
Middletown, North Carolina

Pets Alive WNY
Pendleton, New York

Placer SPCA
Roseville, California

Potter League for Animals
Newport, Rhode Island

Progressive Animal Welfare Society
Lynnwood, Washington

Providence Animal Rescue League
Providence, Rhode Island

Quincy Humane Society
Quincy, Illinois

Rancho Cucamonga Animal Care and Adoption Center
Rancho Cucamonga, California

Rochester Animal Services
Monroe County, New York

Sacramento SPCA
Sacramento, California

Saint Louis County Animal Care and Control Services
Olivette, Missouri

Salem Friends of Felines
Salem, Oregon

Salinas Animal Services
Salinas, California

San Diego Humane Society
Oceanside, California

San Francisco SPCA
San Francisco, California

Seattle Humane Society
Bellevue, Washington

Second Chance Animal Shelter
East Brookfield, Massachusetts

Second Chance Pet Network
Dryden, Ontario

Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
Santa Clara, California

Sonoma County Animal Services
Santa Rosa, California

South Suburban Humane Society
Chicago Heights, Tennesse

Southern Pines Animal Shelter
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Spartanburg Humane Society
Spartanburg, South Carolina

SPCA of Brevard
Titusville, Florida

SPCA of Wake County
Raleigh, North Carolina

St. Francis Animal Rescue of Venice, Inc
Venice, Florida

St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center
Madison, New Jersey

Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society
Tacoma, Washington

The Animal Foundation
Las Vegas, Nevada

Town Cats
Morgan Hill, California

Tri County Humane Society
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Trust Again Pet Shelter, Inc.
Zolfo Springs, Florida

Ventura County Animal Services
Camarillo, California

Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Wake County Animal Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

Washington Humane Society
Washington, DC

Wayside Waifs
Kansas City, Missouri

Westerly Animal Shelter
Westerly, Rhode Island

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF)
Coupeville, Washington

Wisconsin Humane Society
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Women’s Humane Society
Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Woods Humane Society
San Luis Obispo, California

Yavapai Humane Society
Prescott, Arizona

Yolo County Animal Services
Woodland, California