The Humane Society of Harford County’s 2nd annual “Make Your Pet a Pin-Up” 2012 calendar contest starts today

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This orange tabby cat named Tiger posing with the family dog is competing for a spot in the Humane Society of Harford County's 2012 calendar

The Humane Society of Harford County’s 2nd annual “Make Your Pet a Pin-Up” 2012 calendar contest starts today. Send in a picture of your pet, and you could see him or her featured in the society’s 2012 calendar. See the press release below for details:

Wanted: Pet Pin-Up Stars for 2012 Calendar

Humane Society of Harford County Launches Contest to Find a Cover Model and 12 Pets of the Month

Fallston, MD (September 1, 2011) – The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) has launched its 2nd annual “Make Your Pet a Pin-Up” 2012 calendar contest, and the search is on to find the silliest, cutest, funniest or most remarkable pet photo for the cover of the calendar. The contest officially begins today, and it will conclude on October 31st at 11:50 p.m. EST.

The pet photo with the most votes (donations) at the end of the contest will be awarded the cover page of the calendar and two tickets to the 2012 Bow Wow Boogie, Harford County’s largest gala for homeless and neglected animals. The pet photo that finishes in second and third place will receive a $50 and a $25 gift card, respectively, to PetSmart. The second through thirteenth place winners will each be featured as a pet of the month.

To enter your favorite pet photo(s) online, visit https://www.360photocontest.com/106. A minimum $10 donation is required per photo. You may enter as many photos as you like, but photos must contain animals only, please. Entries may also be submitted through the US mail to the Humane Society of Harford County’s Calendar Contest, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047 with the appropriate donation amount ($10 minimum per photo). Entries must be postmarked by October 17, 2011 and will appear online within 48 hours of receipt. A complete list of contest rules is available at https://www.360photocontest.com/106.

After submitting a photo, entrants have the opportunity to send an email with a unique URL to friends and family members to vote for their photo. Votes are $1 per vote with a minimum of five votes. Voters can apply all of their votes to one image or divide them across any number of pets’ entries. Votes can also be sent through the US mail to the Humane Society of Harford County’s Calendar Contest, 2208 Connolly Road, Fallston, MD 21047 with the appropriate donation amount (votes are $1 each, with a minimum $5 donation for five votes). Include a note with the check stating the pet’s name, the owner’s name, your phone number and how you want your votes distributed. Votes must be postmarked by October 17, 2011 and will be reflected online within 48 hours of receipt.

You can also pre-order the 2012 calendar now for just $10. Calendars will be ready for pick-up in mid-November. Order forms are available at https://www.360photocontest.com/106.

Entry fees as well as votes are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Let the fun begin!

About the Humane Society of Harford County

The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.