Your pet could be a calendar star

image009To the Editor:

Suncoast Humane Society is excited to announce that its 2016 Pet Calendar Photo Contest has officially begun. Your pet’s photos could be featured on the front cover of this exclusive pet calendar! Suncoast Humane Society has four convenient ways to enter your pet’s photo into the contest. You are able to upload your pet’s photos online at humane.org in addition to mailing in, emailing, or dropping off your entry at Suncoast Humane Society’s adoption center, located at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood. This annual pet calendar contest is a fundraiser that will help support the programs, services, and homeless pets of Suncoast Humane Society.

Once you upload your pet’s photo online, the photo will be appear in the online gallery of the photo contest and become open to voting by the general public. Even if you don’t submit your pet’s photo online, you can request for the photo to be uploaded to the online gallery. You can vote for your pet’s photo with votes that are a $1 donation each, with a minimum donation of $5 (five votes). Encourage your friends and family to vote for your pet’s photo! The 62 online photos with the most votes will be eligible for final judging by an independent panel for the front cover, back cover, pet of the month (12), and honorable mentions (48). All acceptable photo entries will appear in the calendar.

Each photo is subject to a $25 entry fee, which includes a complimentary 2016 Pet Calendar. You can pick up your complimentary calendar starting in November 2015 at Suncoast Humane Society’s adoption center, or have the calendar shipped to you directly for an additional $4 donation. All submissions must be received no later than August 31, 2015. Winners will be announced on humane.org by September 14, 2015. The official rules for the pet photo contest are available at humane.org.

For more information, contact Suncoast Humane Society at 474-7884, visit humane.org, or stop by their adoption center at 6781 San Casa Drive, Englewood.

Suncoast Humane Society has been serving animals and people since 1971. Founded as Englewood Animal Aid Society, the organization’s services and programs were soon challenged to meet the demands placed on them by the pet over-population crises.

Expansions to their facility in Englewood during the 1980s and 1990s helped the Society to more effectively provide for a growing service area. To reflect the changes, the organization became Suncoast Humane Society. Today their service area includes Charlotte County, most of Sarasota County, and the Boca Grande portion of Lee County, a total of over 450 square miles.

Phil Snyder

Executive Director,

Suncoast Humane Society

Englewood