Earlier this week, the Summers County Humane Society officially kicked off one of their biggest fundraisers with their annual Prettiest Pet contest. The contest officially starts on October 20 at the Hinton Railroad Days. They are now accepting submissions of people’s pets, which require a picture and a short biography of the pet.
The annual contest also requires a registration of $5 per pet and it can be paid in person at their booth or sent through online on their official website. There is a lot of fun in the contest and most people with ordinary pets enter for raising t he funds, but there is also actually a big competition for the favorite pet to win. Most people submit creative photos and an exuberant biography to catch the attention of the judges.
“It is always fun, and the FFA of Summers County usually submits an entry, and usually they are the winner, because they put out a huge effort for whatever their pet is. We are anxious to see what they enter this year,” said Kathy Dickerson, a volunteer with the Summers County Humane Society. Pets of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to join the contest. While most submissions will be of dogs and cats, other pet owners of birds, reptiles, and even pigs and horses have entered the competition.
The winners of the contest will receive a trophy and their pet will be features in a calendar. The official winner of the Prettiest Pet will be announced at the end of the month.