More than $1000 in prizes are up for grabs in a photo competition that opens today in the lead up to Dubbo Pets Month 2012.
Dubbo City Council and participating local businesses will host the third Dubbo Pets Month during August.
Manager Environmental Control Debbie Archer said it was a fantastic initiative that aimed to encourage people to love their pets and look after them through proper care and attention.
"Throughout Dubbo Pets Month 2012, Council will provide information on everything from microchipping, registration and desexing to seeking advice and treatment for companion animals," Ms Archer said. "There is a lot more to pet ownership than meets the eye, so we would like to encourage people who have pets to really think about what they’re doing to ensure the best life for their faithful friend."
In the lead up to Dubbo Pets Month, Ms Archer said entries for the photo competition would be received until 4pm, Thursday, 4 August 2012.
"Categories for the competition will depend on the imagination of entrants. For example, the photo could relate to the best pet/owner lookalike, most unique, cutest, or most active pet - if the photo makes you smile you should enter it into the competition," Ms Archer said.
For further details about the photo competition and Dubbo Pets Month 2012 visit www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/pets-month
Dubbo Pets Month is proudly sponsored by Dubbo City Council, Dubbo Veterinary Hospital, Dubbo Photo News, Pet Barn Dubbo, Don Crosby Veterinary Surgeons, Vet Pet Medical Centre, Merooka Cattery & Kennel, Duncan McGinness, Pinecrest Kennels, Furneys Pet Xtra, Bob's Pets and Fish, Brennans Mitre 10, and RSPCA Dubbo.
MEDIA CONTACT: Manager Environmental Control Debbie Archer on 6801 4000.