The Chautauqua County Humane Society (CCHS) will kick off the Hot Dogs, Cool Cats Pet Photo Contest on January 1st. All animal lovers are encouraged to upload a photo and story of their favorite furry friend for online visitors to vote on. The contest, presented by Happy Hounds Hotel & Day Spa, with media support by the Media One Radio Group begins at 12:01 New Year’s Day and ends on January 30th at 10 p.m. There is no fee to enter. “The contest is a fun way to show off your furry friend and support the animals at CCHS and who desperately need your help to get home,” said Brian Papalia, Community Relations Director for CCHS.
The 10 photos with the most votes will artfully appear on plush blankets. Papalia said “This year we thought we would change things up a bit and put the top 10 animal photos onto plush blankets. The contest takes place during the coldest part of the year, so why not give participants something warm and beautiful to look forward to. What’s warmer and more beautiful than a picture of your favorite pet on a comfy blanket?” The winning animal’s owner also receives a $100 Visa gift card and a pet photography session with Cathy Panebianco of Panebianco Photography. There are also prizes including Visa gift cards for second through fourth place.
Everyone is encouraged to visit Chqhumane.org and participate. Votes are $1 each and the money collected through the competition benefits the animals at CCHS. Visit Chqhumane.org to learn more about the HDCC Pet Photo Contest and to vote.
The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to improve and save lives through compassionate care, advocacy for animals, and commitment to the community.