No Kill Challenge
"The American Animal Awards" thinks every companion animal deserves a loving home & that everyone, that can, should have such an animal in their home, apartment, etc.
Moreover,"The American Animal Awards" dislikes the practice of "putting down" pets. We're not going to fault you if you choose to use the option, but we're going to try to provide an incentive for sensible alternatives.
If the world reaches a state where NO animals of a species that serve, or can serve, as companion animals go unwanted [i.e., not adopted] & NO such animals are euthanatized &/OR see their lives end prematurely due to non-natural causes, "The American Animal Awards" will offer a cash prize. Right now, the amount can't be fixed or guaranteed, but if we have our way, the sum will fall in the $100 thousands to $10 million + range.
There are indications that amount could swell to $100 million + with the right confluence of events.
We may be able to soften of our requirements, but MUST mention that any such change or changes will, in all probability, depend on decisions make be sponsors, advertisers, site cash flow, and the like.
Some of the money generated by Worm Hole is being earmarked for the NO KILL CHALLENGE. thus far Worm Hole has contributed_____dollars.
One of the criteria that will be used to determine if money, etc. will be awarded is average lifetime. As an example, it is our understanding that the average life expectancy for all cats is something like 2 years [from a vet we know]; if there's a shift from 2 to 3 when 14 to 17 + is possible, don't expect to see much if any money / etc. awarded.
Another criteria will probably be population; ex: if the U.S. population of cats & dogs drops below 125 million, the award amount may be reduced accordingly.
Other actions that violate the spirit of the No Kill Challenge may affect the sums awarded; ex: a mass euthanasia of animals to alter or that alters the difficulty of realizing the challenge may fundamentally redefine it.
If awarded, prize money / etc. may go to more than one person, group, organization, etc. Any person, group, organization, etc. that believes they / it are due funds under this challenge, must make a formal application no later than 1 year after the goal(s) IS / ARE ACHIEVED. Achievements that will or cannot last will not yield any payments whatsoever.
The best advice that can be given is: work toward the goals for the right reasons, the animals, not the money - if you get some of it, great, but if you don't, you may get something even more valuable - a new best friend / etc. Additionally, don't spend any more time, money, etc. working on the challenge than you or your organization can afford.
Those wishing to make preliminary applications prior to the achievement / etc. of the intended goal(s), may do so at any time. Such applications, if made, are not substitutes for the formal applications. Preliminary applications may be evaluated for various other awards that The American Animal Awards may consider making - we understand the overall goal may be difficult to achieve and, therefore, would like to provide various forms of encouragement along the way. Revenue from Worm Hole may be set aside for such purposes.
|"The American Animal Awards" intend to honor those individuals, organizations, and the like for|
outstanding service to animals. Animals are also eligible for nomination where appropriate.
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