Stray Rescue of St. Louis is in the middle of a nationwide challenge that will provide $25,000 to the winner, and you can help.

The rescue organization takes in abused and neglected dogs from around the St. Louis area, provides them with medical care and places them up for adoption. Stakes are especially high right now due to the hot, summer weather.

Shelter Challenge will offer $25,000 to the first-place winner. Second and third-place winners will both receive monetary awards.

Anyone can vote online once a day until July 15.

To vote, visit

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