Heartwarming Moments Highlight Goodnewsforpets.com Winning Entries

(New York " January 5, 2010) " A total of ten lucky winners with talent and perseverance received a nice surprise on New Year’s Day. Each of the ten are the recipients of an iPad™ to kick off the New Year, with a matching $500 donation concurrently sent to the shelter of their choice. The winning entries for the Goodnewsforpets.com 10th Anniversary Contest posted on www.goodnewsforpets.com are as follows:

“Every Day is Christmas,” Karen Miller, New York, New York

“Annie, A Special Kind of Cat,” Shane Free, Los Angeles, California

“Sandy Made Our House a Home,” Joelle Bergau, Fort Meyers, Florida

“Belle the Wiley Cat,” Taylor Kearns, Columbia, South Carolina

“Cats Bring Holiday Joy,” Joe Canning, Greenville, Indiana

“A Special Christmas Pair,” Stacy Mantle, Queen Creek, Arizona

“Mindy in the Snow & Presents Galore,” Jenny Myer, Montgomery, Alabama

“Pumpkin the Shy NYC Shelter Cat,” Jennifer Goddard, New York, New York

“A Christmas Pet Tradition,” Tanja Berkhouse, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Jack & His First Texas Snow,” Chance Harris, Richardson, Texas

“We were thrilled with the nationwide response to the contest and the ability to give back to so many communities. All submissions that met the contest criteria were posted on the site or videos uploaded to our YouTube channel. The panel of judges had a tough time deciding the best of the best and we thank everyone who entered,” said Lea-Ann Germinder, APR Fellow PRSA, goodnewsforpets.com publisher.

Goodnewsforpets.com will feature each of the winning entries in the coming weeks, starting with #10, “Jack and His First Texas Snow” and the corresponding donation.

“We are delighted that pet owners had the chance to share their holiday stories on goodnewsforpets.com, and that the winners can contribute to the care of shelter pets. With today’s challenging economy, the need for financial support to care for shelter pets is great, and every contribution helps,” said Julie Morris, senior vice president of Community Outreach for the ASPCA.

GoodNewsforpets.com is a recognized, award-winning source for pet news. The site is published by Germinder & Associates, Inc., Free subscriptions are available through www.goodnewsforpets.com. Also, the sites can be tracked through Twitter.com/GoodNewsForPets, the GoodNewsForPets blog, and GoodNewsForPets.com Facebook. For 2011 sponsorship, advertising and social media packages, contact Lea-Ann Germinder at [email protected].

Apple was not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.

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