May is National Pet Month and to celebrate, the Brevard Humane Society is encouraging residents to show them just how picture “purr-fect” their pets can be with their annual “Best Pets of Brevard” Calendar Photo Contest. Now through July 13th, Brevard pet owners are encouraged to submit and share an original/creative photo of their pet(s) while helping to change the lives of lost, abandoned, and homeless animals in our community.

 “Owning a pet comes with the joy of sharing photos and stories with family and friends,” said Theresa Clifton, Executive Director of the Brevard Humane Society. “This contest celebrates the impact our furry family members have on our lives, each and every day. Our prize may not make someone a millionaire, but the reward truly is priceless as the real winners are the homeless animals in our care. By participating in our contest, you are providing hope, help, and homes for countless homeless animals in need.”

The Best Pets of Brevard photo contest is open to all creatures large and small. The top 13 pet photos will be the winners of the 2020 Calendar Contest and 12 will win a coveted spot on one of the monthly pages. The remaining photo, with the most votes, will be featured on the cover of the calendar. Calendars will be on sale after being unveiled at their annual Tuxes & Tails Gala at all Brevard Humane Society locations, online, and at featured events beginning September 16th. In addition, everyone who submits a photo is guaranteed to have their pet’s photo printed in the calendar.

For an opportunity and a chance to win, simply submit your entry online at: or visit the Brevard Humane Society’s Cocoa location (1020 Cox Rd., Cocoa), Merritt Island Adoption Center (155 Pioneer Rd., Merritt Island) or any of their Molly Mutt Thrift Shops (Merritt Island, Rockledge, Melbourne and Palm Bay) for an official entry form. The cost to enter is $10 per photo (photos will become the property of the Humane Society for future use) while photos of a beloved pet who has passed may also be submitted and honored in a special “In Loving Memory” section for just $50 per photo (these treasured photos will be returned to the owner). Photos submitted should be in color and of pets only (no humans please). There is also no limit as to how many photos one can submit, so please enter as many times as you may like!

For more information call BHS at (321) 636-3343, ext. 209, view our website at, email or visit our shelter at 1020 Cox Rd. in Cocoa.

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