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Animal Care and Control announces annual Poster Dog Contest


Does Your Pooch Have What It Takes to be a Poster Dog?

Enter your dog's picture to the be next Anchorage Animal Care and Control Poster Dog
Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (AACCC) is announcing its annual Poster Dog
Contest. The winning dog(s) will be the next AACCC poster dog(s) for the dog licensing
campaign in 2011. This contest is open to any dogs, and their people, currently living in the
Municipality of Anchorage.

Anyone interested in participating must email a photo of their dog to taylorbd@muni.org
and include their name and telephone number, the dog's name, age, breed, and a short
story about why their dog should be chosen as Poster Dog. Entries with missing information
will not be considered.

Any pictures submitted must be non-copyrighted, non-published work. Only pictures of dogs
may be submitted. There is no limit to the number of dogs in each picture.

All pictures must be received by Friday, October 1st, 2010, to be considered. For full contest
rules and more information, please contact Brooke at 343-8138 or taylorbd@muni.org.
A municipal license is required for all dogs over the age of four months in the Municipality of
Anchorage. Unfortunately, only an estimated 25% of dogs are licensed in the municipality.

In 2009, only 37% of stray animals brought to AACCC were claimed by their owners. Many of
the thousands of stray or lost pets that come to AACCC clearly come from homes where
they are cared for, trained, and loved. Sadly, most arrive because they have no
identification and no way to return them to their owner. Identification and licensing go hand
in hand with the protection of our pets. A municipal license ensures that pets are returned to
their owners if they are lost and will receive medical care if it's found injured. It also allows
AACCC to keep the animal safely with us for a longer period of time before putting that pet
up for adoption.

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