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Westport Top Dog 2015 Sought

The hunt is on for Westport’s Top Dog for 2015. Image
Cali, a lab-mix rescue from California, is Westport’s Top Dog 2014. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA) said it is now accepting entries for the sixth annual Westport Top Dog photo and essay contest. 

Westport residents are invited to submit a short essay with jpeg photo to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) along with a $10 donation (, click on Donate). Contact information (email address, phone number, address) needs to be provided for each entry. 

Essays, photos and donation (check made out to “WASA”) also may be mailed to WASA, 1 Tower Ridge, Westport, CT 06880. Deadline for submission is Jan. 31.

Judges for the contest are Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe, Town Clerk Patricia Strauss, John Walsh, chair, Homes With Hope, Pamela Einarsen of Pamela Einarsen Photography of Westport, and Christian Benyei, chief technical officer of Schulhof Animal Hospital of Westport. 

The families of the four highest scorers will be notified with a ribbon ceremony scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13 when the winner will be announced.

Westport’s Top Dog for 2015 will receive a big blue ribbon and the honor of having his or her photo added to the Dog Hall of Fame in Westport Town Hall outside the Westport Town Clerk’s office. 

For additional information about the contest, vis and click on Top Dog, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (203)557-0361.

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