And the winner IS...
The result of the Feed the Beasts Wishlist Challenge are in! But first, a few words from our Sanctuary Director, Jon Phillips. “This has been an amazing experience! When we first had this idea, we knew it would be fun, but had no idea it would be this successful. Seeing all of the work, dedication and generosity has been wonderful, but even better was seeing all of the joy it created. As I tallied the receipts, I also got to read the notes many of the people would write to accompany their donation. There was a donation from Natalie H. that she sent in Lucy’s name. There were people who aren’t sanctuary volunteers who nonetheless dedicated their donation to their favorite dogs and cats that they’ve seen online. There were even people who couldn’t chose between dog and cats, who you could tell did the math to make sure there donation went as equally as possible to both. This effort has not only cut some costs, it has brought the Our Companions Family together in beautiful way that was a blast to see. Thank you all so very much!!”
But enough of that. If you haven’t already skipped to the bottom of the page, here are our final results. And we swear there was absolutely no tampering or toying with these numbers. If you don’t know Jon, you should know that few things are as sacred to him as mathematical accuracy, so these are absolutely honestly the final numbers. Our total was just shy of 5K at $4951.42. And by a margin of just $5.38 our winning species is…THE DOGS!!
After a huge last minute flood of kibble, the dog total was $2478.4 to the cats total of $2473.02. Now if it were up to me, I’d be happy to call it a draw, but somehow I don’t think that’s gonna fly. So just know, Dog Team, that this was a whisker thin win and the Cat Team deserves some serious credit for far outperforming anyone’s predictions.