December 20, 2011 Update: The judges have made their decision! Congratulations to Gwen – you’ve written the winning caption! (Please see our revised picture below.) Our first runner up was “I Believe…” Adopt a shelter dog this Christmas and give them a reason to believe. written by Anna Bettina Johnson. Our second runner up was Didn’t Hermie ask for a dog to love? written by the Wallace Clan.
A huge thank you to our four judges! We couldn’t have finished our contest without their patience and expertise. They represent areas that positively impact the pet overpopulation problem – veterinary, volunteer/rescue, education and communication. Specifically, they are:Kristen Gallicchio, Veterinarian
Park Veterinary Group Samantha Benson, Founder
Sit, Stay & Learn Nonprofit Dog Rescue & Education Catherine Marinello, Family & Student Engagement Lead
Citizen Schools New Jersey Liz Dembeski, Owner
And, thank you to all for your thoughtful captions – we thoroughly enjoyed reading them (see Comments below) and so very much appreciate your continued support. We hope you all had fun. -Dee
The 1st Place winner will receive a $50 American Express gift card! Yup, that’s right – FIFTY dollars to spend any way you wish . . . and, you’ll receive it in time to do some last minute holiday shopping! Here’s the rules: 1. Come up with the most compelling – intriguing – engaging – humorous – appropriate caption for our contest’s photo. It should focus on or relate to the problem of pet overpopulation in some way. (Some appropriate topics are: spay/neuter, puppy mills, backyard breeding, animal abuse, rescue, overcrowded shelters, fostering, adoption – you get the idea . . .) 2. Type YOUR NAME and THE CAPTION in the “Leave A Reply” comment box below. Be sure to click the “Post Comment” button to send your contest entry to us! 3. All entries (aka “Comments”) must be sent by midnight EST December 18th, 2011. 4. Lola and three impartial judges will pick the best caption. The winner will be contacted via email and receive their $50 gift card prize before December 24th! Their most excellent caption will be publicized on harnesslife.org’s blog, facebook page and Twitter feed.