Shelter gets camera-ready
Butte Humane Society inches closer to million-dollar prize
The Butte Humane Society has made it into the top 20 in Zootoo.com’s Shelter Makeover Contest. In this second phase of the contest, each finalist is being visited by a film crew from USA Today Live. Tuesday (March 24), shelter Executive Director Heather Schoeppach showed the crew around the Fair Street facility (pictured).
On April 5, officials from the pet-lover’s Web site are scheduled to tour the shelter. Just two days later, in Las Vegas, Zootoo will announce the top 10. Then, there will be a public voting period before announcement of the million-dollar winner. Runners-up also get monetary prizes.
“So many shelters in the nation want and need to win this, but the one thing they don’t have is Chico,” Schoeppach wrote in an e-mail press release. Community support is a big factor in the judging—and the community is invited to the shelter during Zootoo’s tour. Check the shelter’s Web site at www.buttehumane.org for more information.