You can enter your pet in the calendar contest one of two ways:
Submit your photo to along with your entry fee of $10.00. The entry fee is paid using the Entry Fee button. When you email your photo you also need to submit your name, pet's name, phone number and email address.
Bring your photo and entry to either our shelter (255 Jerry Drive) or the Second Chance Thrift Shop (1381 Reeves Street)
PLEASE ALSO INDICATE IN YOUR EMAIL IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR PET TO BE PLACED IN EITHER THE SHELTER OR MEMORIAL PAGE OF THE CALENDAR.
Enter as many photos as you desire. Each photo requires a $10.00 donation.
Entries will be accepted July 7 - July 25.
It does not matter how many pets are in the photo, but no humans please.
Everyone is eligible to participate in the Best Pets of the Wiregrass Photo Contest. It is a fundraiser for the WHS, so all entries are welcome and badly needed. However, entries from employees, members of the Board of Directors, and their immediate families are not eligible to win the Cover of the 2021 calendar.
Entries will be displayed on our website during the duration of the contest.
Anyone may vote for any entry in the 2021 Best Pets of the Wiregrass Photo Contest. Each $1.00 donation to the WHS counts as one vote. You may vote online for your favorite pet through our website! The online voting will work as follows:
a. Go to our website () and click on the Calendar Contest headline.
b. Vote totals will be updated daily and displayed on our website.
c. Online voting will close at noon on Saturday, July 20th.
d. You may vote as many times as you like. You are encouraged to vote for your own pets. Who loves them more than you do?
Remember that all votes are donations to help care for and feed the homeless animals at the WHS Shelter and 100% of all
donations go directly to the shelter for the care of those animals.
All photos entered will be featured in the 2021 calendar:
a. The photo receiving the most dollar votes will be the “Pet of the Year” and that photo will grace the cover of the 2021 calendar. Also, the the “Pet of the Year” will be featured on our shelter van and website homepage for one year!
b. We will feature 12 “Pets of the Month.” These winners will be featured on our website homepage during their “pet of the
c. All other entries will be featured in the 2021 calendar.
Deadline for online voting is Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm.
On Friday, July 24th, the top entries with the most votes will be notified. On Saturday, July 25th, we will gather at Wiregrass Commons Mall for finale voting for the Cover and Pets of the Month
a.To avoid a group of individuals trying to be the last one to cast their vote and to ensure that no one will be denied the
opportunity to vote, we will have an “overtime period.” In order to prevent standing in line all night while each person votes for
$1.00, and then moves to the back of the line to vote again, we will have rounds of voting with increasing minimum amounts.
b. At 6:00 p.m. we will cordon off the area surrounding anyone competing for one of the top twelve positions (dollar votes) and
no one else may join the line or vote.
c. Each person in line will be allowed to vote a minimum of $25.00 for any and all entries they wish. At the end of the round they
must either leave the cordoned area or go to the back of the line for the next round. Once you leave the cordoned area, you
may not rejoin the line or vote again.
d. If you stay for the next round you must vote at least the new minimum amount which will go up an additional $25.00 per
round. Round 2 = $50.00 minimum. Round 3 = $75.00 minimum.
e. After each round, the leader board will be posted after all persons in line have cast their votes.
f. The overtime period will continue until no one is left in line to vote.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT SUSAN ETHRIDGE AT (334)714-3765