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On May 18, the Owen County Primary Parent-Teacher-Student Organization held a pet show at the Owen County Park in the exhibit building as a fund raiser and fun, family event. This is the first time such an event has been held.
There were 22 entries and the following were award winners:
Best small dog: First place: Madi Duncan, 12, with her Boston terrier “Christine”; Second place: Ethan Young, 7, with “Cy,” a mixed breed currently available for adoption at OCFA; Third place: Kaitlyn Wright, 10, with her Jack Russell terrier “Sadie.”
Best large dog: First place, Allie Arnce, 7, with her dog “Laila,” a boxer.
Best puppy: First place, Casey Johnson, 21, with her husky “Cody.”
Best cat: Cheyenne Coppola, 10, with “Frodo.”
Best small animal: TJ Ponder with his rabbit “Blackie.”
Best pet costume: Kelsey Davis, 10, with her aunt’s dog “Daisy,” who donned a grass skirt, lei and shell bikini top.
Best coordinating costume (owner and pet): Ayden Coppola, 8, and his dog “Judd,” who both dressed in camoflauge.
Most obedient: Braydon Baker and his well-mannered German shepherd “Luck.”
There was also a best pet photo contest the week prior to the pet show. There were over 40 entries in this contest. The students at Owen County Primary School voted for their favorite pet and the top five were selected.
The students brought money to vote for their favorite pet.
The winner was “Sugar,” a bichon firse, belonging to Nash Cammack; Second place went to “Laila,” a boxer who belongs to Taylor and Allie Arnce; third place - “Wiggles,” (a ground hog) owned by Dalton and Kiley Isles; fourth place was “Star,” a horse owned by Ellie Perkins; and fifth place was “Koda,” a husky belonging to Bradley King.
PTSO would like to thank everyone who came out for the event and helped in any way to make the day a success. Thanks also to our vendors, Sheena Duvall, Paparazzi Jewelry; Wanda Bedard, Miche Handbags; Shawna Lewis, It Works; Ashli Moore, Mary Kay; Bobbie Renee Steward, Simply Said Designs; Tara Hawkins, Thirty-One; Sarah Washburn Settles, homemade dog treats; and Angela Wainscott, who runs Pur and Fur Feline Rescue.
Organizers hope to make this an annual event and it could be held this fall.
Be responsible pet owners and have your pet spayed or neutered. Remember, there are plenty of dogs and cats who need homes, so visit your local shelter.