Meet Rust, The $5,000 Puppy

By: WSET Newsroom
By: WSET Newsroom

Lynchburg, VA he Lynchburg Humane Society picked up an extra $5,000, thanks to one of their furry friends.

Five-month-old Rust is the winner of the ASPCA's photo contest that's part of the Rachel Ray Challenge.

Ambur Dickens adopted Rust during the Humane Society's Summer of 1,000 Lives challenge. Rust's picture was one of more than 400 photos that shelters across the U-S submitted; it collected close to 25,000 votes.

Dickens says she was surprised to see people from other states sharing and liking her picture. She hopes the money will help the Humane Society continue finding homes for the other animals.

“It's definitely exciting 'cause I could never give them that kind of gift myself so it's nice to be able to contribute to get them that" said Dickens

The Lynchburg Humane Society is still working to win the big Rachael Ray $100,000 challenge. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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