Several of them appear on here regularly. Our two local SPCA locations are finalists. I don't think they should win. They are very well funded and the facilities at the one I go to are really nice compared to most of the shelters I've ever visited. I have never been in there when all the kennels are full and most of the dogs come from outside of this area. I think it's great that they bring so many dogs up here (and they have a very high and very quick adoption rate because they do no checking) but I'd rather see a shelter that was in poor condition and didn't have good funding get this award. Our city pound is disgusting but of course it didn't make the finals.
My local humane society is #1. They are very rural and could definitely use the makeover!! They used to have a really neat cat house next door to the main shelter building, but it was not structurally safe and could no longer be used.
The local campaigning to get us to #1 was amazing!!