Who is Westport’s top dog?
That’s a question Westport Animal Shelter Advocates is asking.
The non-profit organization is running an essay and photo contest. 100 percent of the $20 entry fee goes to improving the town’s Animal Control Shelter off South Compo Road.
I have no idea which bitch — or son of a bitch — will win. When I hear “Westport’s top dog,” I think of someone with incredible power — like the superintendent of schools, who on any snowy morning is either the most or least popular person in town, or the fire marshal or health inspector, either of whom can shut a business or building in the blink of an eye.
But this contest is about man’s best friend. The question couldn’t be simpler: “Why should your dog be selected as Westport’s top dog?” Entries must include an essay and picture (no people in the photo, please!); the human’s name, address and phone, and the dog’s name and age (in dog years? — unspecified). Winners will be chosen based on “creativity, composition and interest.”
The top 12 winners will be included in the 2010 WASA fundraising calendar. The top 3 winners will receive prizes and recognition “at an exciting event in October.” Westport’s top dog photo will also be featured at Town Hall. Entry deadline is September 30.
(Entries, including fee, should be sent to: WASA, 606 Post Rd. East, Suite 610, Westport, CT 06880. Click here for more information.)