The Jacksonville Humane Society announces 2010 Furry Faces Pet Photo Contest Winners

JHS’s Web site to feature 12 pet photos throughout 2010

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) has announced the winners of the 2010 Furry Faces Pet Photo Contest, a fundraiser for the animal welfare and education organization.

The home page of the JHS Web site will feature one of the six cat and six dog winners monthly, starting Dec. 31. Each month, the Web site will feature a different winning pet photo. Cat and dog photos will alternate months.

The top six cats include:
1. Baby Ratt Kirk
2. NikNik Black
3. Hemingway Bracewell
4. Chloe Mechelle & Graycie Marie Best
5. Buckwheat Callaway
6. Alvin & Luna Anderson

The top six dogs include:
1. Daisy Hemingway Hampton
2. Shady Rogers
3. Tallulah “Lulu” Gurley
4. Lindsey Mirando
5. Pebbles Scott
6. Bailey Fritz

First Coast residents submitted photos of their pets in October. A panel of JHS volunteers selected 50 dog and 50 cat photos as finalists. JHS opened the contest to the general public to choose their 12 favorite photos, to include six dogs and six cats, from the 100 finalists. Voting started Nov. 9 and ended Dec. 17.

“Everyone was very engaged in our Furry Faces Pet Photo contest,” said Leona Sheddan, executive director of JHS. “Families of the finalists worked hard campaigning for votes, and the vote standings changed almost hourly. All of the animals in the contest are winners because every dollar they raised helps the animals in JHS’s care.”

The Furry Faces Pet Photo contest raised approximately $15,000 for the Jacksonville Humane Society.

About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society, founded in 1885, serves more than 4,000 animals each year. JHS is a non-profit, no-kill center for animal welfare and education that serves as a resource for all companion-animal related issues. The organization is dedicated to finding loving, permanent homes for animals by matching people with the pet that is right for them.

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Media contact:

Michelle Gilliam
Jacksonville Humane Society
904.725.8766 (office)
904.859.8606 (cell)