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Leon County Humane Society reaps benefits from pet photo contest

Posted at 6:48 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 18:48:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A photo contest is paying off for the Leon County Humane Society.

The photo contest allows people to enter a picture of their pet and the pets with the most votes will be featured in the Leon County Humane Society's next calendar.

"The top 13 get a spot in the calendar," said Katie Logue, the director of Marketing for the Leon County Humane Society. "So we have the cover and each of those 12 months."

Logue says the contest started Sunday and has already brought in thousands of dollars.

"Over $7,000 raised for pets at LCHS that are in need of medical care, home, and vetting," said Logue.

Typically, the contest happens in July with the money raised coming from donations by those who are voting.

"With coronavirus and all of that, we decided to move it up to now," Logue said. "Because it's a lot of fun to be able to take something that you love, that is near and dear to you, like your pet, and be able to post them online and have everybody sort of rally behind you and kind of work as a team to get your pet into the top 13."

The winners of the photo contest will also get a photo shoot with Black & Hue Photography. The contest closes on June 15.