Congratulations to all the entrants of our recent children's drawing competition! We were delighted with the number (over 300!) and quality of the entries. Drawings, paintings and collages were all entered. It was heart-warming to see how well loved all these pets are.
Some of the pets were surrounded by their favourite toys, beds and food. Others were bejewelled with stars, flowers and hearts. We were presented with a variety of animals - cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, horses, rabbits and rodents were all entered.
With so many excellent entries, the competition was very close. However, we are delighted to announce that the winners are –
Under 6 Age Category
- FIRST PRIZE: Grace Hyde, aged 4 for Silky the cat
- SECOND PRIZE: Freya Pavely, aged 5 for Muffin the dog
- THIRD PRIZE: Órla Keenan, aged 3 for Patrick the dog
6-10 Age Category
- FIRST PRIZE: Saffron Haughton, aged 8 for Lucas the cat
- SECOND PRIZE: Tom O'Hanlon, aged 9 for a chameleon
- THIRD PRIZE: Megan Potts, aged 8 for Popcorn the horse
11-15 Age Category
- FIRST PRIZE: Emily Whalley, aged 13 for Percy the parrot
- SECOND PRIZE: Amnah Hussain, aged 11 for Misty the cat
- THIRD PRIZE: Molly Furness, aged 11 for Splodge the pig
The winning pictures are to be displayed in the reception area of our new state-of-the-art
Thank you to all of the entrants. It has been a joy to see all of the pictures. Thank you also to all of the schools, nurseries and retail outlets that have joined in with the competition. To see all the entries please go to the gallery. Click here to see the winners.
ABOUT NATIONAL PET MONTH
National Pet Month is a registered charity, unique in bringing together animal welfare charities, professional bodies, pet businesses, schools, youth groups and pet lovers, with the common goal of improving the welfare of pets.
From 3 April - 3 May 2010 thousands of people up and down the UK will be celebrating life with their pets, spreading the word on responsible pet ownership or raising money for their favourite charity in fun-filled events.
National Pet Month’s aims are to
- Promote responsible pet ownership
- Make people aware of the mutual benefits of living with pets
- Increase public awareness of the role of pet care specialists
- Raise awareness of the value of working and assistance companion animals
Each year the responsible pet ownership message is conveyed by running the events under a central theme. Our 2010 theme is ‘Healthy pets make happy pets’ – perfect to promote responsible pet ownership.