FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12.24.2021
Prof. Burton Fletcher, J.D., MBA (Ret.)
The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc.
BURTON FLETCHER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF
Nationwide 2021 Shelter/Animal Welfare Adoption Dog “Happy Holidays!”
Sponsored By The Burton Fletcher Foundation for Animals, Inc.
Valdosta, GA: Professor “We feel that our first annual nationwide contest helps educate the public that there are a great many beautiful dogs available for adoption in our communities through our animal shelters and animal welfare organizations,” Fletcher said. “We encourage people to adopt rather than shop and buy.”
Burton stated, “We feel that our first-annual nationwide contest helps educate the public that there are a great many beautiful dogs available for adoption in our communities through our animal shelters and animal welfare organizations. We encourage people to adopt rather than shop and buy!”
Photos of the first-, second- and third-place winners, along with other contestants, can be viewed on the foundation’s website.
“The rules for the contest were simple: Each photo must be original for the contest and include an adopted or rescued dog,” he said. “Photos are judged 40% on creativity, 30% on theme – “Happy Holidays!” – and 30% on quality of the picture.”
See www.BurtonFletcherFoundation.org for a complete list of rules.
Photos of color entries can be viewed at: https://www.burtonfletcherfoundation.org/contest-submissions/. Our one black and white photo can be seen at: https://www.burtonfletcherfoundation.org/contest/the-2021-shelter-animal-welfare-adoption-dog-photo-contest/submission/1939/.
The winner in First Place, #2011, winning a prize of $500.00, was Ms. Cheri Pearson of San Mateo, California. She won for her image of a dog on a present. Her photo was clear, crisp, and met the theme. She adopted from Muttville (Senior Dog Rescue), www.muttville.org.
Second Place, #1564, winning a prize of $350, a pup in a Santa suit, was entered by Mr. Randy Pekich of Astoria, New York. He adopted from Pupstarz Rescue, www.pupstarzrescue.org.
Third Place, #1846, winning a prize of $150, a cocker spaniel in a Santa suit in front of a Christmas Tree, with an expression of curiosity about the photo shoot. The winner of this entry is Ms. Meredith Elizabeth Crum of Valdosta, Georgia. She adopted her dog from the Florida Cocker Spaniel Rescue, https://www.floridacocker.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.