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Pet pics still being accepted at BCHS

Your pet could become a star.

Butler County Humane Society (BCHS) members did a bit of “oohing” and “aahing” on Wednesday as they took a gander at some of the photos submitted for the Pet Photo Calendar Contest.

“We have gotten a lot of really cute photos but we still can use more,” said project chair Annie Crenshaw.

Deadline for submission is Monday, August 31.

Anyone is welcome to submit photos of pets/people and pets, with a donation of $5 per photo (no limit of number of photos allowed for submission).

Both black & white and color photos are welcome.

“We do want to remind everyone to please put the pet’s name and a short caption with each photo submitted,” Crenshaw said.

A committee will sort through all submissions and choose the best photos.

Approximately 85 photos will be used in the calendar’s monthly collages, with the grand prize winner used as the cover shot.

The calendars will be ready for purchase in time for the 2009 holiday season.

Photo prints or a disk can be sent with entry fee amount, address, phone number and email to: Pet Photo Contest, P.O. Box 264, Greenville AL 36037.

Digital images and required info should be sent to annie.crenshaw@centurytel.net (with payment sent to P.O. box).

In other BCHS news:

– The annual donation letter campaign is underway, with 400 letters already sent and another 200-300 to be mailed.

– Olga Morton is helming a Recycled Christmas Card Project using old cards with pet themes as a fundraiser.

– Margaret Poole of The Smokehouse Restaurant in Greenville will display the hand-made quilt donated by Mrs. Richie to sell as a fundraiser.

– A Dogutante Ball Gala and Silent Auction, helmed by Meredith Mann, is slated for February 2010 at The Chef’s Table. Additional fall and winter fundraisers and pet adoption drives are in the works.

The BCHS meets each second Wednesday at 1 p.m. at The Chef’s Table.

The next meeting is September 9.

The organization provides ongoing financial support to the city animal shelter and is raising funds for the creation of a separate Second Chance (no-kill) shelter for the county.