We all love our four-legged friends, but does your pup have what it takes to become Westport’s “Top Dog”?
The 5th Annual Westport Top Dog Photo and Essay Contest is underway and it’s time for Westport residents to nominate their furry companions as Westport’s 2014 Top Dog.
The contest is sponsored by Westport Animal Shelter Advocates' (WASA), a 501c3 organization that has raised over $100,000 for dogs impounded at Westport Animal Control and provides funding for vet care to Fairfield County residents, according to Julie Loparo, WASA President.
“Tell us why your dog deserves this esteemed honor and at the same time support WASA’s mission to help homeless dogs in Fairfield County,” said Loparo.
To enter residents should email a short essay with a photo attached to firstname.lastname@example.org, then visit www.westportwasa.org and make a $10 donation. Residents may also mail their essay with a photo and $10 donation, check to be made out to WASA, to WASA, 1 Tower Ridge, Westport.
The top finalists will receive doggie swag bags donated by Earth Animal, and the winning dog, Westport’s Top Dog for 2014, will have his or her photo added to the Top Dog Hall of Fame in Westport Town Hall, according to Loparo.
The deadline for submission is Feb. 1 with the Ribbon Ceremony scheduled for Feb. 6.