With summer winding down, says that they'd like to help entertain kids and get them ready for back to school with a fun essay contest geared toward animal lovers.
To help spread the word about how important it is to adopt a pet and inspire others, the Port Jefferson Station animal shelter is encouraging kids to send in a story about animal rescues.
Save-A-Pet asks: Do you have a favorite animal story with a positive outcome where the animal was rescued from a shelter?
- Have you ever rescued an animal that was in need?
- Do you have an amazing, funny, or surprising story about your interaction with your adopted animal?
- Did you learn something awesome about an animal that you did not know before?
- Were you able to change an animal's destiny for the better through adoption?
It's free to enter and the winning story will be featured on the Save-A-Pet website. Winners will also get a tour of Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and a lunch pizza party for six at the shelter.
Restrictions: For pet rescuers under 14 years of age, there will be two age groups 5 to 10 years old and 10 to 14 years old. Write a compelling story about your pet’s rescue in 500 to 1000 words. A photo of your pet is encouraged but not required. One entry per family. Must include author's name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. All submissions must be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put "story about my pet" in the subject line.
Hurry the deadline is September 1.