Atlanta Humane Society launches ‘cutest self-quarantined pets’ photo contest

Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Humane Society
Photo courtesy of the Atlanta Humane Society

The Atlanta Humane Society is encouraging people to submit photos of their pets to their “Cutest self-quarantined pets” contest.

Atlanta Humane Society Communications Director Christina Hill said they launched the contest “to bring adorable pictures to everyone's lives during this time, while encouraging more social distancing.”

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Participants can submit their photos here, and entrants are encouraged to say what their pet is doing while quarantined.

A minimum $10 donation is required to submit your pet’s photo, only one of which is allowed per entry. Pet parents are allowed to submit as many entries as they wish. When it comes to voting, each dollar donated is considered one vote for a pet’s campaign. Processing costs require that a minimum donation of $5 be made, however.

All votes and entry fees are tax deductible. Voting ends at 10 p.m. on April 1.

Visit the AHS website for full contest rules.

The photos will be judged by a panel of celebrities, including Food Network star Alton Brown and his interior designer wife Elizabeth Ingram-Brown, who rescued their dog, Scabigail, from the AHS in 2018. Actress Tristin Mays, who stars on CBS' “MacGyver” reboot, is also a judge.

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Prizes for the winners include toilet paper, Netflix subscriptions and hand sanitizer. A “fan favorite” will also be decided based on whichever submission gets the most votes, according to Hill.

“There are a lot of unknowns for all of us right now, but we'll always be there for the animals,” Hill said.

Submitted photos can be viewed here.

Hill said, “We're hoping this helps brighten our community's days while helping us to continue to provide much-needed care to Atlanta's animals.”

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