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City’s Pet Photo Contest Ends in Success, Calendars Available at City Facilities

Post Date:09/27/2019 10:37 AM

The City of Carrollton extends its gratitude to everyone who submitted photos of their pets for entry into the 2020 Carrollton Pet Photo wall calendar.

The contest raised $625 this year and as always, all proceeds go directly to the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center for resources such as food, medicine, cleaning supplies, and treatment of sick or injured animals.

“This contest has become one of the most important things we work on; special services and surgeries are paid for in part by the funding raised through this calendar contest,” Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter said. “I want to thank our community for their participation as this support goes a long way in helping the animals in our care.”

The contest ran from April to August and saw over 160 photo submissions from local pet lovers. Angie Arrona and Richard Wiltshire and their curious cat Picasso won the coveted calendar cover. This is the first year since the calendar fundraiser began in 2015 that a cat has earned the cover bragging rights.

“We are so excited; I almost cried when I got the news,” Arrona said accepting the contest prize pack at this year’s Paws on the Square event in Downtown Carrollton. “My Mr. Picasso loves being outside finding new adventures to get into. Most Bengals are pretty adventurous.”

If Picasso looks familiar, it’s because he’s won a spot in the calendars for 2016 and 2017.

The 12 winners whose pets grace the pages of each month received a free calendar to celebrate their winnings.

The City launched the sale of the calendars at the Paws on the Square event on Saturday, September 21 in Historic Downtown Carrollton. Fifty-eight animals were registered with the City and the Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) administered 78 rabies vaccinations at the event. Additionally, one animal was adopted.

Calendars can be purchased for $10 (including tax) at City facilities including both Libraries, both Recreation Centers, the Senior Center, and the Adoption Center. Cash or check only at City Hall, Marketing Services.

Carrollton Animal Services reminds residents of responsible pet ownership and, as always, remember to pick up after your pets!

For more information on the City’s photo contest, visit For more information on Carrollton Animal Services, visit

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