Google+

St. Augustine Humane Society names winning pets and owners of the 2012 pet calendar

St. Augustine Humane Society names winning pets and owners of the 2012 pet calendar fundraising promotion

St. Augustine, Florida – Oct. 4, 2011 – The St. Augustine Humane Society has completed one of its newest fundraising programs which supports the non-profit’s mission to prevent pet overpopulation with affordable spay neuter programs and to eliminate the relinquishment of pets to shelters.

The organization’s “Pin Up Paws” calendar fundraiser started in July with donors who submitted a photo of their pet to be featured in the 2012 calendar. There was no charge to submit the photos and friends voted for the pet for the owners to win prizes. Visit the website to view the winning pet photos and descriptions atwww.360photocontest.com/102.

The fundraiser’s deadline for pet photo submissions was on September 28 with public voting on October 2. Final judging was completed on October 3. According to Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Operations Director, the judging was exciting and a challenge with 129 endearing photo submissions.

The fundraiser netted $8,000 with voting submissions and finished calendars will cost $10 each.  Approximately 2,000 calendars will be ready for sale at the Hoots N Howls event on October 22, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., The Events Field on Castillo Drive, in downtown St. Augustine. For more information, visit the event website atwww.hootsnhowls.com. Calendars will also be on sale at the Humane Society, 1665 Moultrie Road in St. Augustine. All proceeds from submissions and vote donations, and sales will benefit the programs and services of the St. Augustine Humane Society.

“We had a fun experience with the calendar fundraiser. The effort demonstrated how much our local pet owners truly care about their pets. The finished calendar will be a permanent reminder of our favorite cats and dogs,” said Smith.

The top photos for the calendar were judged on creativity and originality and determined with public voting along with contest judges including St. Augustine Humane Society staff and members of the Board of Directors. Winners have been notified and will participate in a professional photo shoot by renowned, St. Augustine –based photographers Addison Fitzgerald and Tom Eichling at the historicLightner Museum courtyard in downtown St. Augustine.

The following pets and individuals are winners of the Pin Up Paws photo contest:

First Place (cover pet dog)     Riley          Owner: Joe Andrick

Second Place (June dog)          Meme           Owner: Wendy Reams

Third Place (Feb. dog)          Daysea         Owner: Susan Jackson

Next eight pet photos with highest number of public votes:

Bella                   (Jan. dog)                 Owner: Lorena Johnston

Princess Leia           (March dog)                Owner: Keith and Devon Curran

Birt                    (April dog)                Owner: Vickie Kane

Bella                   (May dog)                  Owner: Suzann Maass

Tonka                   (Sept. dog)                Owner: Christina Joy

Nigel                   (Oct. cat)                 Owner: Meghan Durden

Teddy                   (Nov. dog)                 Owner:Lauren Lake

Sunshine                (Dec. dog)                 Owner: Katherine and Todd                                                                                                            Batenhorst

Final two were judges’ picks (based on creativity, originality, and cuteness):

Putter                  (Aug Pin up dog)           Owner: Kathleen Almony

Broozer                 (July Pin up dog)          Owner: Bob Nelson

Prizes to the winners include items such gift certificates from the local Columbia Restaurant, free copies of the 2012 calendar, and commemorative paw print tiles by Westside Studio in St. Augustine, among others. Visit the website for more information at www.staughumane.org.

###

The St. Augustine Humane Society promotes responsible pet ownership and strengthens the human-animal bond through education and training; works to reduce the relinquishment rate of pets to shelters through assistance services and through effective, affordable spay and neuter efforts; and is a resource center for the citizens and animals of St. Johns County, Florida.

The facility is located at 1665 Moultrie Road in St. Augustine, Fla. Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am until 4 pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information call 904.829.2737 or visit the website atwww.staugustinehumanesociety.org.

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for April 4, 2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for April 4, 2017 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MXLWO5D/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 The Talk: Race in America https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MZD6TAZ/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Mary Higgins Clark: 5 Films [I'll Be Seeing You / Pretend You Don't See Her /  You Belong to Me / We'll Meet Again / Before I Say … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

  The President's Kitchen Cabinet The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press Hardcover, $30.00 292 pages, Illustrated ISBN: 978-1-4696-3253-7 Book Review by Kam Williams “[This opus] vividly tells the stories of the African-Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Rapport with Moore!

  Shemar Moore "The Bounce Back” Interview with Kam Williams Rapport with Moore! Shemar Franklin Moore was born in Oakland, California on April 20, 1970 to an African-American father and a mother of Irish and French-Canadian extraction. Shemar spent his early years abroad with his single-mom in Denmark and Bahrain until the two returned from the exotic locales in 1977. They settled in Palo Alto, where he graduated from Henry Gunn High … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Eat Well While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

  Eat Well While Enjoying the Great Outdoors   The Great Outdoors is a stunning place to hike, explore, and commune with nature. It is also a haven where you can stop, take a breath, and inhale everything Mother Nature has to offer. However, the one thing many do not understand is that they can also ‘inhale’ come extremely good food, if only they had the right information and tips when it came to planning and preparing food for their … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

It’s Time to Play Ball!

  It’s Time to Play Ball! by Amy Lignor   As far back as you can remember, Major League Baseball’s Opening Day comes with pomp, pageantry, good food, excitement, and a whole lot of fun for the family. Cincinnati, home to the very first professional baseball team, will once again hold the annual Findlay Market Parade, making it official to the whole world that baseball has returned. In Cincinnati it is a holiday for one and all, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Made in the U.S.A. Should be the #1 Path for Businesses

  Made in the U.S.A. Should be the #1 Path for Businesses by Amy Lignor   The popular show called “Shark Tank” offers investors that back up small businesses – businesses that then turn around and make millions and are able to hire more and more American workers each year, still mentions something that breaks the heart in almost every episode. The fact that overseas manufacturers could save the entrepreneur who’s speaking a great … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home!

  Where to Vacation? Go Big or Stay Home! by Amy Lignor   We speak about luxury vacations, budget vacations, vacations that are fun for the kids, and many more areas of travel at this time of year. But there is also a category that many do not touch upon because they “assume” it is far too difficult for those on a budget to be able to enjoy these jaw-dropping wonders. However, whether you are a backpacker looking to “become a … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]