Pets take spotlight in humane society calendar

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 2, 2004

Is your canine a real cutie? Is your feline absolutely fantastic? Maybe you have a beautiful bird, interesting iguana or some other comely critter sharing your home. If so, the Butler County Humane Society (BCHS) wants your creative and adorable pet photos for their first annual calendar contest and sale.

&uot;We are really excited about this project and we hope lots of people will participate…we know there are lots of great pets in Butler County,&uot; says Ann Daughtry of the BCHS.

The organization is always looking for ways to raise funds to help homeless animals and improve their living conditions at the local shelter. The project, Daughtry says, will be a fun and creative way to do just that.

&uot;We are charging a $5 entry fee for each photo entered, with a limit of three photos per family,&uot; she explains. The public will vote with donations for their favorite calendar pets, with all monies going to the Humane Society.

&uot;The top money maker will be the feature pet on the front of our calendar,&uot; Ann explains.

There are no requirements for type of pet (boa constrictor lovers, this means you!) or the number of pets included in the photo.

The photo MUST be an 8 x10 either color or black or white (black and white photos will only be featured on the inside of the calendar).

So where can pet lovers get a glimpse of the potential pets of the month?

&uot;The location and times for judging will be the Butler County Fair from Sept. 28 through October 2 and the public library on Oct. 4 through Oct. 15, from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm,&uot; Daughtry explains.

The winners of the contest will be announced and on display at the &uot;GRITS Festival&uot; in historic downtown Greenville on October 30. Winning photos will not be returned and photos not chosen may be picked up at the festival.

Don’t delay in getting those potentially prize-winning photos in.

The deadline for entry fee and photo (s) is September 24.

Name, address and phone number should be on the back of each photo. They may be mailed to the address below or dropped off at the library on September 24 between 10 am and 2 pm.

&uot;We appreciate everyone who will help us out with this project,&uot; Daughtry says.

Mail photos to &uot;Calendar Critters&uot; C/O Ann Daughtry, 267 Sunset Drive, Greenville, AL 36037. For more information, contact Daughtry at (334) 382-7204.