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Kids Can Still Enter Save-A-Pet's Writing Contest

"Story about my pet" essay submissions being accepted until September 1.

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 saveapetedu@optonline.net. Please be sure to put "story about my pet" in the subject line.

Hurry the deadline is September 1.

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