Three Kentucky animal shelters have been chosen to compete for a $100,000 prize, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced Friday.
They are the Pulaski County Humane Society, the Bowling Green Humane Society and Louisville Metro Animal Services.
The three were among 108 nationwide chosen for the contest. The list will be cut to 50 that will compete for more than $500,000, including the top prize, according to the release.
The contestants will be narrowed based on supporters' votes for the shelters.
People can vote for the shelters daily, beginning at noon on April 5 and ending at midnight April 16. To vote, visit www.votetosavelives.org.
Once the top 50 shelters are chosen, they will try to decrease the number of cats and dogs euthanized in August, September and October, compared to the same period in 2012.
That will determine the prize payout.