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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
Louisville Weimaraner Rescue – 6
Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida – 6
Arizona Golden Retriever Connection – 4
Adopt-A-Husky – 3
Husky Camp Siberian Rescue – 3
Paws and Stripes – 3
Animal Haven – 1
Akita Rescue of Western NY – 1
Asians for Humans, Animal, and Nature – 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
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
Second Chance Animal Shelter of Killeen, Texas – 1
Therapy Dogs International – 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.
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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I love the selection process! 🙂
Congrats to the Joplin Humane Society!!! And a hearty thank you to our good friends, The OP Pack their kind and thoughtful nomination!
To you, The Herd and Hu-Dad, thank you for this wonderful way to highlight different rescue groups around the nation, as well as ALL the ways you support rescue! I think you know… We are huge fans of yours!
with love from the Bleu, the Mom and also the rascal Reufus
Yay! And congratulations on the 1,000th post!!! Heehee. We liked the process – life is a journey, not a destination, right? 😉
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus
Congratulations on your 1000th post!
Congratulations to the OP Pack!
Congratulations to the Joplin Humane Society!
Kisses and hugs
I think the Herd should count the votes in Florida’s next election! Great shots of the process.
Loved that The Herd caught to put their “two paws” in!!! Congrats to Joplin Humane Society!!
Licks & Nibbles,
Kody & Nia
Hi! Sam here from the blog hop! Congratulations to the Joplin Humane Society and the Op Pack! And to you guys too! I love the pictures of everybody making their choices!
We’re just back from a hiatus and so love this post! What an incredibly worthy charity and cool winnahs! ( we also love the OPs!) You are so cool to have sponsored a “contest” like this – kudos to you and the Herd and what a super job they did, picking the top choice – wonderful!
Sammie and Avalon
YEAHHH! OP Pack, they totally deserve it. Happy 1000 post again, this awesome. 🙂
he he, love the selection process!
We are very happy for the Joplin Humane Society – we know the donation will be put to great use. We would like to thank all of your other commenters who also supported this organization. Every group that was nominated was so very worthy. Congrats on your 100th post.
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
I am sure glad the winner was Joplin! Those pups and kitties sure could
use the help!
That was such a cute way to pick the winner. The photos are also very cute and show The Herd personalities!
Glad you had so much fun with your contest and although every shelter/rescue really needs donations I think a great winner was chosen!
Now that is THE best way to select a winner! Great job and woos to The Herd for a job well done! What a wonderful way to celebrate your 1,000th post with those pawed ones less fortunate in Joplin. And again, congrats on your blogging achievement! Happy Saturday!
Great pick! You guys are awesome to do this!
Thank DOG you have such great help to make such a difficult choice. Thanks, too, for helping animals.
Happy, Waggin’ Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me
Absolutely loved your contest judges for working so hard on this one!
Stopping by on the blog hop today – check out my video about the tornadoes that hit the south. I volunteer at the Etowah Valley Humane Society and we have 5 dogs that were left homeless – Hoss, Heidi, Dozer and Goldie & Marley. They all need homes…
Thanks for sharing
…and it let us post today! Yay! 😀
Woo-hoo! Congratulations to the winning animal org, and congratulation on your 1000th post!
Excellent selection process! I wouldn’t have ever thought to get the dogs involved that way… Have a super weekend!
I thought you were going to say that you were finally going to mail the pile of floof to the winner! lol
I think you chose a very worthy cause, well, they all were, so you couldn’t have chosen a bad one! I know the devastation in Joplin is unbelievable right now. We have some friends in Search and Rescue who are down there right now searching for survivors and they’ve sent some really unbelievable pictures. That donation will really help!
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That was a very through ending to the contest! Congrats to the OP pack!
Happy 1000th post! Great contest, and fantastic entries! Love the selection process…and snacking 🙂
What an incredibly scientific process with such able assistants. All of the candidates were most worthy but certainly the animals of Joplin have a special need…Congratulations to them and to the OP Pack for being their advocate!