ATLANTA — Man’s best friend can be a welcome distraction when your family is hunkered down at home. Or maybe your pet is giving you the side-eye wondering why you’re spending so much time at home all of a sudden? We get it: it can be hard to nap with extra humans in the house.
Amidst social distancing, pictures of pets and owners snuggled up and home together are filling social media feeds, and the Atlanta Humane Society is calling on animal lovers to vote on the cutest.
The organization is launching a “Cutest Self-Quarantined Pet Contest,” and the prizes are sought after: toilet paper, sanitizer, and Netflix subscriptions
According to the organization, all entries and votes received through the platform are tax-deductible donations that will go right to work helping to care for the animals at the Atlanta Humane Society during this time. It's $10 for a single entry, and winners will be decided by a celebrity panel of judges. There will be a fan favorite decided through the highest votes received.
Entrants are encouraged to share what their pets are doing during this time. Rupert's mom submitted: "Rupert is navigating his new job in his call center. He's here to answer any of your doggone questions!" along with a photo of him with a phone headset on.
“There are a lot of unknowns for all of us right now, but we'll always be there for the animals,” Christina Hill with the Atlanta Humane Society said. “We are a local no-kill facility who relies on our community’s support to care for the animals, and pandemics don't change that. We receive no government funding, we have no umbrella organization overseeing us or providing us funding, and we are not associated with any other national or local humane society. 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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