Pet photo contest deadline extended through Friday

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Friday is the last chance to submit photos of your pets for the pet photo contest that benefits the Humane Society of Pike County.

The Dog Days of Summer end on Sunday, so if pet owners want to enter their pups in the Pet Photo Contest during “their” days, there’s no time to waste.

The Humane Society of Pike County’s Pet Photo Contest has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday at the request of pet owners who need just a few more days to get their entries in, said Lisa Howard, contest chair.

“Late August has been a busy time with school just getting started,” Howard said.

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“We’ve been asked to extend the contest deadline just a few more days, so we have extended it through Friday.”

Howard said that some really cute and also gorgeous photographs of both dogs and cats have been entered.

“As of yet, we don’t have any other entries,” she said. “In the past, we’ve had photographs of horses, ducks and birds and we welcome them.

“This is not a contest just for cute dogs and cats. It’s for all pets.”

Howard said that it’s easy to enter.

“Entries must include an 8×10 photo of the pet (color or black and white), the owner’s name, phone number, type of pet, pet’s name and a $10 entry fee.”

Entries are being accepted at Guynn’s Income Tax and Bookkeeping Service, The Little Framery, Troy Antiques and Jinright’s Hillside Antiques, or contestant owners can mail entries to Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 296, Troy, AL 36081.

The winner of the Pet Photo Contest will be determined by the number of votes cast at $1 each.

The Pet Photo Contest is an annual fund-raiser for the Humane Society of Pike County.

The funds gathered are used to support the Humane Society’s spay and neuter program, the feral cat program, the in-school humane treatment of animals education programs and the families in need program.

“The more money we raise through the Pet Photo Contest, the more animals we are able to save from neglect and abuse,” Howard said.

“All of the money raised goes to the animals.”

For more information about the contest, visit the website at