We thank everyone for entering our 1000th post contest. We had a lot of fun and learned about a lot of great animal charities. As we said, each comment added one chance to your mentioned charity, so here is the final list of nominees:
Joplin Humane Society – 43 Nominations
Texas Husky Rescue – 24
Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston – 18
Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue in Nebraska – 15
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation – 12
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue – 12
Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption – 10
BAD RAP – Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls – 9
MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Services – 9
Australian Animal Protection Society – 7
Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary – 6
Charleston Animal Society – 6
Louisville Weimaraner Rescue – 6
Oregon Greyhound Adoption – 6
Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida – 6
Arizona Golden Retriever Connection – 4
Adopt-A-Husky – 3
Big Fluffy Dog Rescue – 3
Husky Camp Siberian Rescue – 3
Paws and Stripes – 3
Southern Siberian Rescue – 2
SPCA of York County (PA) – 2
Animal Haven – 1
Akita Rescue of Western NY – 1
Asians for Humans, Animal, and Nature – 1
Bay Area Siberian Husky – 1
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance – 1
Buddy Foundation – 1
Carolina ACD Rescue and Rebound – 1
Carolina Basset Hound Rescue – 1
Dawson Creek British Columbia Society for the Prevention for the Cruelty of Animals – 1
Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals – 1
Freedom Rescue – 1
Ginger’s Pet Rescue – 1
Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies – 1
Hairy Houdini Siberian Rescue – 1
Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue – 1
Husky House – 1
MUSH Rescue – Siberian Rescue of Atlanta – 1
Red Door Animal Shelter – 1
Second Chance Animal Shelter of Killeen, Texas – 1
Therapy Dogs International – 1
Winnipeg Human Society – 1
With all of the nominations in, we took a piece of paper and noted each entry (so a charity named several times had several pieces of paper). And the Herd helped us select the finalists.
Cheoah found her finalist quickly and was reluctant to give it up to the humans.
Qannik also found his selection with speed (and tried to eat it).
Rusty found his piece of paper to be quite entertaining (are any of you surprised that Rusty turned it into a game?).
Kodiak said he wanted a belly rub rather than hunt for a finalist.
But he did go to work and make his choice.
Kiska also insisted on a belly rub as payment for that difficult work that was being asked of her.
And when she made her selection, she took it into her cave for safe keeping.
And, finally, the Queen made her nomination.
The hu-dad had his finalists, but was distracted by Natasha's shedding fur - so he spent a few minutes plucking Sibe fur before selecting our winner.
With the six finalists selected, the hu-dad selected one. The winner is . . .
Joplin Humane Society – Nominated by The Op Pack
So, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara (oh – and Op Humans), a donation of $50 will be made in your honor to the Joplin Humane Society!
Thanks again to everyone for participating.
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