English Bulldog Wins “Citizen Canine of the Year” Title
The City of Gaithersburg is proud to name “Scar” the first ever “Citizen Canine of the Year” and winner of the Citizen Canine photo contest. Despite being the youngest contender, the four month old English Bulldog pup led the way to victory with 241 votes for his photo on the City’s Facebook page. Coming in second with 150 votes was “Bella” the Cocker Spaniel, followed by third-place winner “Murphy,” the Pembrooke Corgi, with 127 votes. Each “Like” a photo received counted as one vote.
“We'd like to thank the City of Gaithersburg and everyone that supported Scar in the contest,” said owner Randy Scott. “Scar recognizes how tough the competition was and is already preparing for next year!”
To promote visits to City parks and to celebrate the wonderful world of dogs, residents were encouraged to take photos of their leashed and licensed pooches in parks around the City and enter them for a chance to be declared “Citizen Canine of the Year.” Photos of the eleven contenders were posted on the City’s Facebook page for voting, resulting in increased traffic to the page. In addition to the Citizen Canine of the Year title, the first place winner will receive a $75 PetSmart gift card, with second and third place winners receiving $50 and $25 PetSmart gift cards.
“Scar” will be recognized at an upcoming Mayor and City Council Meeting, and all three finalists have been invited to participate in the Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade in Olde Towne on September 3, 2012.
To see images of all the contestants visit www.facebook.com/gaithersburgmdgov. For more information please visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/animal or call 301-258-6310 x2324.