Sarge's Animal Rescue
Picks Photo Contest Winners
The awards for this year’s pet photo contest, benefiting Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation, were presented Saturday at Bocelli’s Italian Eatery, courtesy of owner Ellen Schattie.
“Sarge’s volunteers thank all the people who entered this year’s contest,” said Brenn Rohman, co-chairperson of the event. “Our judges, Beth Brown and Ellen Schattie, had their work cut out for them again this year.”
Awards were given in seven categories, plus the overall Best in Show winner, which won Bobby Ferrell Sr. a photo sitting at Beth Brown Photography in Maggie Valley, plus the prizes given to all first-place winners.
First-place winners each received a Sarge’s monogrammed tote bag, donated by Laura and John Wooley, each one filled with pet-appropriate treats and a gift certificate from Bocelli’s.
“Laura and John moved their embroidery and screen printing business to New Smyrna Beach, Fla., last year, but they still donate monogramming and other support for Sarge’s,” said Sarge’s spokesperson Cynthia Morris. Some pet toys were donated by Ray Fulp, of The Dog House.
Second place winners received a gift certificate from Bocelli’s and an award certificate.
First place, “Super Shooters.”
“Little Stinker” by Beverly Sloane
Best In Show: “Purrfect!” by Bobby Ferrell Sr.
Winning photographs and photographers were:
Best in show: “Purrfect!” by Bobby Ferrell Sr.
1st Place Dog: “No More Pictures, Mom!” by Joyce Biberica
2nd Place Dog:“Can I Go Swimming, Mom?” by Tracey Magdeburg.
1st Place Cat:“Did you say MOUSE?” by Rita Vetsch.
2nd Place Cat:“Cat in My Hat” by Linda Kay Church.
1st Place Puppy: “Ready to Pounce” by Freda Robinson.
2nd Place Puppy: “Twiggy” by Jo D’Eramo.
1st Place Kitten: “The Playful and the Proud” by Barbara Flynn.
1st Place Sarge Rescue: “Her Majesty — Lilly” by Tom Minchin.
2nd Place Sarge Rescue: “Happy Boy,” Joan Irwin.
1st Place Other: “The Ringmaster” by Jo D’Eramo.
2nd Place Other: “Take Time to Smell the Pansies” by Rebecca Haley.
1st Place Super Shooter: “Little Stinker” by Beverly Sloane.
2nd Place Super Shooter: “Are We There Yet?” by Mollie Weaver.
Honorable Mention: “Mom … I Don’t Need a Bath” by Bea Volpe.
For more information regarding Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation visit the website at www.sargeandfriends.org, see Sarge’s Facebook wall or call the adoption center at 828-246-9050.