Almost everyone thinks their pets are the most beautiful. Now you can prove it while having fun and serving a noble cause.
The Humane Society of San Diego’s 30th annual photo fundraiser is now accepting submissions, and voting for your favorite pet’s favorite photo is available now through the end of August.
Getting involved is easy. Submit your favorite pet photos at sdhumane.org/photocontest and encourage your family and friends to vote for your pet photos by August. 31.
SDHS fundraisers raise funds for the organization’s vital services, including animal shelters and adoptions, animal cruelty and neglect investigations, veterinary care, youth and adult education programs, wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, and more.
Prizes include a month-long campaign to have your pet featured on the Humane Society of San Diego’s 2023 calendar, professional photos of your pet, tickets to the organization’s annual furball event on October 1, and other special gifts. All photo entries with five or more votes are guaranteed to be included on the calendar or collage page.
“The photo fundraiser is one of our favorites because it gives the community the opportunity to support our lifesaving work while also participating in friendly competitions to showcase their favorite animals,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy and Communications Officer Brian Daugherty said. “We’ve achieved our goal of raising $110,000 to help us save more lives. We encourage everyone to enter their best pet photo and have their family and friends vote.”
SDHS spokeswoman Nina Thompson noted that summer is the busiest time for animal welfare nonprofits. “July is the peak of commercial activity because that’s when kittens, puppies and wildlife babies are born,” she said, noting that this is one of the many reasons why photo fundraising is important and easy to do.
“When you submit a photo of your pet, you get a profile with your pet’s name that you can share on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and with the click of a button, you can let friends Vote for your pet with your family, Thompson said. “The sooner you get in — the more time you have before August to get your votes. 31.
There’s no limit to the types of pet photos that can be submitted, Thompson said. “It can be any type of animal or multiple animals that they can dress up,” she said. “No matter what type of photo you think will be the best voter. Last year, we received 944 photos, and the first place was Mr. Puff (above), a cat, who received 19,771 votes, almost Twice as many as the second-largest voter who got about 10,000 votes.”
Thompson noted that Fur Ball, SDHS’ largest fundraiser, raised $1 million last year.
SDHS is especially busy in midsummer right now. “We have more than 600 animals available for adoption, which is why the fees have been reduced throughout July and all waived in the last week of July,” Thompson said. “Hopefully we can get more people in our doors. ”
With campuses in El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona, and San Diego, SDHS provides animal services to 14 cities within San Diego County. Not only does the organization care for more than 40,000 companion animals and wildlife in its communities each year, but it also shares the expertise they gain through innovative programs with shelters across the country so they can save more lives in their communities.
SDHS’ social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. The organization provides programs designed to strengthen the bond between people and animals, prevent abuse and neglect, provide medical care, educate the community and provide a safety net for all pet families. For more information, visit sdhumane.org.
Benefits of Adoption from the Humane Society of San Diego
* You know you have an animal that has been properly evaluated and cared for.
*Your pet is spayed/neutered and vaccinated.
* The Humane Society of San Diego provides adoption guarantees, training advice, pet supplies and educational information to support animal lives in pet families.
* You can contact our Behavior Helpline for expert guidance on behavior or training issues.
* Through adoption, you will help create space in the shelter for other animals in need.