The second-place prize is a $250 gift certificate from Humane Society of Richmond County that can be used for adoption, spay or neuter, and can be used in the Humane Society’s gift shop. The gift shop carries items like designer collars, leashes and embroidered items made and donated by local artists.
Daily Journal Publisher Rick Bacon said, “If the cold weather has given you a case of cabin fever, our Cutest Pet Contest is a perfect way to warm your heart.”
This pet contest is free and any pet can be entered, whether furry, feathered, scaly or aquatic. The pet contest starts today, so log on to www.yourdailyjournal.com and click on the Cutest Pet Contest button.
There, you can register and upload a picture of your pretty pooch, parakeet or python. Voting is free as well. The contest winner will have the submitted picture printed in the Daily Journal.
“I do hope that everyone takes the opportunity to get their little baby out for everyone to see,” said Candy Bacon, director of Humane Society of Richmond County.
If you do not have a pet, but wish you did, adopting an animal from the shelter can be rewarding and you’ll be saving a life.
“Euthanasia cannot be our spay/neuter program,” said Bacon.
She said the Humane Society has gift certificates available that make great gifts to someone who wishes to adopt a pet, or have their pet spayed or neutered.
“We have made a difference,” Bacon said.
Don’t miss out on this chance to prove to your friends that Richmond County thinks your pet is the cutest, and vote on your friends’ pets.
The registration period will run through Feb. 6, then the voting period begins. A person can vote up to five times during any 24-hour period. The voting ends Feb. 23, when the winner will be revealed.
Staff Writer Dawn Kurry can be reached at (910)997-3111 ext. 15, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.