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Deadline extended for Pet Photo Contest

The deadline for entries in the 2011 Humane Society of Pike County’s Pet Photo Contest was set for Aug. 2 but pet owners are begging for a little more time.

“As the deadline nears, entries are picking up but, with it being the busy summer season, we have been asked to give pet owners just a few more days,” said Lisa Howard, project chair. “So, we have extended the deadline until Monday, Aug. 9. We encourage all pet owners to capture their pets on camera and enter that special photo in the contest.”

Rules for entering a Pike County pet in the contest are simple. Submit an 8×10 photograph, color or black and white, along with a completed entry form and the $10 entry fee by mail to, Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 296, Troy, AL 36081 or drop the entry off at Hillside Antiques on U.S. Highway 231 south of Troy.

“You can enter as many photos as you wish but each photo must be accompanied by an entry form and the $10 entry fee,” Howard said.

Entry forms are available at all veterinarian offices in Troy and Brundidge and Bows & Bubbles, Troy Pets, Antiques on the Square and The Messenger in Troy and Hillside Antiques and Sisters Restaurant on Highway 231 south of Troy.

Voting will open on Aug. 9 and each vote is one dollar. Votes may be mailed to Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 296, Troy, AL 36081.

“The contest is open to any pet and, in the past, cats have been the winners,” Howard said. “So, it’s time for dog and other pet owners to stand up and be counted.”

The pet with the most votes when the contest closes on Sept. 15 will be featured on the cover of the 2011 Humane Society of Pike County’s Pet Photo Calendar. The pets that poll the next highest votes will be the monthly featured photos. A pet will be featured each week of the month and all pets will be included in the calendar.

“We encourage those who have not yet entered their pet photos to take advantage of the extended deadline and get those photos in and be part of the fun and excitement of this contest,” Howard said.