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Texas Direct Auto and Houston Humane Society Announces Goal of Finding Homes for 1,000 Animals Through ASPCA $100K Challenge The organization hopes to beat its own record of adopting out the animals it shelters with help from local partner

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his summer, the Houston Humane Society, with support from Texas Direct Auto, has the goal of adopting out 1,000 of its animals as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, a national campaign designed to save as many animals’ lives as possible. As one of 50 shelters selected from across the country to participate in the $100K Challenge, the Houston Humane Society is competing to break its own record of saving animals’ lives in June, July and August. The Challenge offers a $100,000 grand prize, which could assist the Houston Humane Society in sheltering even more of the City’s animals and in finding them forever homes. The Houston Humane Society is ecstatic to have found a partner in Texas Direct Auto, the “World’s Largest Independent Dealership,” for the Challenge. In addition to selling cars and offering exceptional financing, the dealership acts as an advocate for animals and recently opened the Texas Direct Auto Dog Park. Texas Direct Auto’s Director of Business Development Jessica DeMarr is thrilled to support the Houston Humane Society in the Challenge by donating water, promotional products and various items needed during the competition. “This is a great opportunity for both Texas Direct Auto and the Houston Humane Society to find homes for the wonderful pets located at the shelter,” DeMarr said. “I’m eager to work with the Houston Humane Society this

summer and get the community just as excited as we are to help reach the goal of adopting 1,000 animals into loving homes.” To help achieve its goal of adopting out 1,000 animals this summer, the Houston Humane Society is planning multiple summer events, including movie nights, dog washes, animal adoption speed “dating” and much more. Furthermore, the organization hopes that Houstonians and other surrounding communities will participate in the Challenge not only by adopting but also by spreading the word and encouraging others to visit the facility to meet the adoptables. Sherry Ferguson, Executive Director of the Houston Humane Society, believes these initiatives are imperative for the organization to reach its goal. “I’m thrilled the Houston Humane Society is involved in the ASPCA $100K Challenge,” Ferguson said. “Our goal is and always has been to provide the highest quality of care and find homes for the animals we shelter. The Challenge will help bring awareness to this and through our summer events, the community will be able to get involved, have fun and find forever friends!” For questions regarding the $100K Challenge and the events surrounding the summer campaign, the organization’s partnership with Texas Direct Auto or more information about the Houston Humane Society, please visit the organization’s website at www.houstonhumane.org.

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