Sergeant’s and Morris joined forces to launch and promote the contest to bring attention to feline health and research and promote happier, healthier lives for felines. There were more than 1,000 entries to the contest and tens of thousands of visitors viewed the photo gallery during the six-week contest period. Brittany Carper of Seguin, Texas, won the grand prize for her photo of her two kittens. Her winning photo will appear on the cover of AnimalNews, a Morris publication. Lauren Parry of Riverton, N.J., and Jane Kirkland of Downington, Penn. were the two runners up.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.