Dog Takes Lead in Pet Photo Contest – The Troy Messenger

Dog takes the lead in animal photo contest

Posted 7:11 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022

Finally, a dog has come off the porch and is heading to the finish line of the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2023 Pet Photo Contest.

Kaylin Gibson’s pup ‘Gracie’ leads the pet photo contest with 512 votes, with Kenny and Elaine Pinckard’s feline Brandy Grace taking second place with a low 302 votes.

Cats and kittens continue to top the Humane Society Pet Photo Contest. But, the dogs still have time to come in and count the votes as well as the other pets.

The Humane Society of Pike County will be accepting entries for the 2023 Pet Photo Contest until 5 p.m. on August 31 and voting closes at 5 p.m. on September 10. The entry fee is $10 and votes are only a dollar.

“There is still time to enter a pet in the Pet Photo Contest and we encourage all pet owners to enter their pets so they are not disappointed,” said Donna Brockmann, President. of the Humane Society of Pike County.

The local human society is the sponsor of the annual pet photo contest which is a fundraiser for the society’s annual spaying/neutering clinic.

“Every entry and every vote helps reduce the number of unwanted, unloved and, all too often abused, animals in Pike County,” Brockmann said. “So all the benefits of Pike County.”

Brockmann encourages everyone to support a pet in the photo contest.

“If you don’t have a bet in the contest or know someone who does, just choose a pet that steals your heart and support it with your votes and encourage others to do the same,” Brockmann said. “In addition to our cover pet, 13 pets will be honored as monthly winners and 52 will be the weekly winners. Each registered pet will be represented on the calendar, so each calendar will be a valuable collection of beloved pets.

Registering online and voting is easy and convenient by visiting the HSPC website at or Guynn’s Income Tax and Bookkeeping Services, Hillside Antiques of Jinright and Haisten , Shipman & Wiggins.