Any loving pet owner can tell you that their pet is, indeed, the cutest pet. Now there’s a chance to back up that claim with statistics and get your babies the recognition they deserve, all while supporting the Lawrence Humane Society.
Lawrence Humane has partnered with Lawrence Beer Co. to present the Cutest Crowler Contest. It’s a new take on the animal shelter’s springtime pet photo contest.
For an entry fee of $5, pet parents can enter their cat’s and/or dog’s most adorable photo into the competition. Floofs’ family members, friends and fans — and the owners themselves — can vote for the cutest pets for a donation of $1 per vote.
“The dog and cat with the highest number of votes in their category when the contest ends will be featured together on Lawrence Beer Co.’s crowlers this summer!” according to the contest page. “… Not only will your dog or cat get to be featured on the LBC Crowlers, but your pet will also have their picture artistically, digitally adapted for the LBC Crowler design by a local Lawrence artist!”
Crowlers, the webpage explains, are 32-ounce aluminum cans filled to order from the LBC taps, “like a classic growler. A seamer machine seals them up with a lid exactly like a normal can of beer.”
Both the grand prize winners’ parents will receive a framed 8-by-10-inch print of their pet in the artistic style of the crowler, two crowlers filled with the beer of their choice, two registrations for Lawrence Humane’s Paw Valley Challenge event in May, a T-shirt, a $25 gift card for Lawrence Beer Co., and, of course, bragging rights for having the cutest pet in Douglas County.
Runners up — the cat and dog who receive the second highest number of votes — will receive two complimentary registrations for the Paw Valley event and a Lawrence Humane T-shirt.
The contest has already begun, and voting ends at 11:59 p.m. April 15. As of publication time, the competition was already getting ruff — there were 56 entries, 35 dogs and 21 cats.
Your pet does not have to be adopted from the Lawrence Humane Society to participate.