2018 Calendar Photo Contest









Great River Rescue Hosting Online Photo Contest

Top Four Vote-Getters Will Earn a Spot in 2018 Adoption Calendar

Great River Rescue is pleased to announce that it will launch a special online Pet Photo Contest starting May 1, 2017.  Community members who have adopted or rescued a pet will be eligible to submit their favorite photo through an online platform.  The public will then vote for their favorite photos, with the top four vote-getters earning a spot in our 2018 Adoption Calendar.  Winners will be announced at the 32nd annual Walk for Animals/Bark for Life on June 11, 2017.

The Walk for Animals/Bark for Life invites animal lovers to walk their own dogs from Diamond Point Park to Paul and Babe and back.  Participants may also sign-up to walk shelter dogs from Great River Rescue.  Other activities will include a demonstration by the Sheriff’s K9 unit, a cancer survivor story, other pet related demonstrations, and more.  In addition, local vets and groomers will be present, and hot dogs donated by Lucky Dogs of Bemidji, chips and drinks will be available for a small donation.

Activities will begin at about 1 pm at the main pavilion of Diamond Point Park.  Following the walk, prizes will be awarded for the top fundraising individuals.  The winners of the online pet photo contest will also be announced.

Pet photos can be submitted at www.gogophotocontest.com/greatriverrescue.  Registration for the Walk for Animals/Bark for Life can be done at www.greatriverrescue.com/walk-bark.  The registration fee is $30 which includes an event t-shirt.  Participants are also encouraged to start fundraising teams and raise funds from family and friends.   The top fundraisers will win great prizes like free grooming sessions, gift cards, pet supplies, and other items.  Proceeds from the event will benefit both Great River Rescue and the American Cancer Society.

Great River Rescue, a non-profit, was established in 1977.  Over 10,000 kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs have been adopted from the shelter since that time.  A no-kill shelter, it can house up to 45 cats and 25 dogs and maintains a waiting list of animals to be surrendered.  Located at 1612 Carr Lake Road, the shelter is open from 12:30 – 5:30 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.  Executive Director Mustful can be reached at director@greatriverrescue.com or 751-7910.

Bark for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event that honors the lifelong contributions of canine caregivers.  It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the American Cancer Society.  Bark for Life offers survivors, and any dog lover, the opportunity to partner with their canine best friends to create new connections and share a chance to smile as they come together to fight cancer.

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