Humane Society’s pet photo contest off to a great start

Published 11:31 pm Thursday, July 24, 2014


The chase is on.

Cats are saying dogs have had their day – their one day – and cats will once again rule supreme in the Human Society of Pike County’s 2015 Pet Photo Contest.

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Ziggy, the best friend of Mallory Hughes, won the 2014 Pet Photo Contest and was the first canine to do so. “Never again,” said the cats. “Watch and see,” said the dogs.

Lisa Howard, Pet Photo Contest chair, said this year should be a very competitive and very exciting one as now both dogs and cats know they can claim the title.

“And, we’re not counting out other pets,” Howard said. “It’s possible that a horse, a mule, a duck, just any pet, could be the winner of the 2015 Pet Photo Contest.”

Entries for the 2015 Pet Photo Contest will be accepted through Sept. 2 and voting will close on Sept. 30.

So, it’s time to “get set, ready and go,” Howard said.

“This is our 7th annual Pet Photo Contest and fundraiser. All proceeds from this event will go to support the countywide spay and neuter program, the feral cat program and the families in need program.”

Howard said the Pet Photo Contest has been very successful each year as a fun and fundraising event.

“The monies we have raised over the years have made it possible to reduce the number of abandoned, neglected and abused dogs and cats in Pike County,” she said. “We thank everyone for their support and encourage pet owners to enter their pets in this year’s contest and make it one of the most fun and exciting, from start to finish.”

To enter, drop an 8×10 pet photo, an entry form with the owner’s name, address and phone number and the pet’s name and a $10 donation to the Humane Society of Pike County at The Little Framery, Troy Antiques or Guynn’s Income Tax and Bookkeeping Services in Troy or Hillside Antiques on Highway 231 South. Entries and votes may also be mailed to Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 296, Troy, AL 36081.

“This year, we are happy to announce that you will be able to submit your photos and vote online,” Howard said. “For online entries, the file should be the highest resolution possible, 3000 pixels by 2400 pixels or 8×10 at 300 dpi should be the lowest resolution.”

For online entry, voting and viewing go to

There will be a total of 66 winners in the contest. The pet with the most votes will be the cover of the 2015 Pet Photo Calendar. There will be 13 monthly winners and 52 weekly winners. Calendars will be available for purchase in November 2014.