Snap that Sassy Schnauzer! American Humane Wants Your Photos!

Celebrate the Bond Between Humans and Animals!

The American Humane Association’s 2005 Pets & Pals Photo Contest™ now open for submissions. Two Grand Prize winners will be chosen, and each will receive $1,000!

All nominations are eligible to be featured in the American Humane Association’s website and publications. Contest deadline is July 29, 2005. Photos submitted before July 1, 2005, may be selected for the American Humane Association’s 2006 calendar. Winners will be announced in October.

Categories for submissions are:

Best Friends – Honor the undying friendship of your pet(s) with a picture of human-animal or animal-animal companions.

Pets & Kids – Capture that priceless connection between children and animals.

Family Fun – Pets contribute to our families in countless ways. Share some of the special moments between your pets and their human family members.

Down on the Farm – On a farm, animals are everywhere! And so are opportunities to capture them in their most interesting moments…

Shelter Life – Shelter staff, volunteers, vets, and animal control professionals are as devoted to the animals in their care as they are to their own pets. Here’s the chance to recognize that labor of love!

There will be one grand prize winner chosen from categories 1 – 4 and one grand prize winner in the shelter category. The individual Grand Prize winner (from categories 1-4) will receive a portrait of their animal by Wagner Pet Portraits – a $275 dollar value! – along with the $1000 prize. In addition, the winners of each category will receive a prize package from the American Humane Association.

For complete contest guidelines please go to or call 303-792-9900.

About American Humane

Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the nation’s only organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Through a network of child and animal welfare and protection agencies and individuals, American Humane develops policies, legislation, curriculum, and trainings to protect children and animals from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The nonprofit membership organization, headquartered in Denver, raises awareness about The Link® between animal abuse and other forms of violence, as well as the benefits derived from the human and animal bond. American Humane’s regional office in Los Angeles is the authority behind the “No Animals Were Harmed…”® End Credit Disclaimer on TV and film productions, and American Humane’s office in Washington, DC, is an advocate for child- and animal-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels. Visit to learn more.