We had the concept of a $10,000 contest for the 10th Anniversary ready since January but the timing never seemed quite right. As we neared the end of the year and we had to make decisions about contributions, we wanted to do something special, and so the concept of the 10th Anniversary contest coincided with the introduction of the i-pad. The ASPCA graciously agreed to be included and off we were! The entries at first trickled in and then as the holidays approached, we received so many heartwarming stories that the judges panel did have some tough decisions. Today we will announce the winners at www.goodnewsforpets.com and eagerly look forward to sharing more of their stories and the special matching donations to benefit www.aspca.org and local pet shelters. To receive your own email notification, register at [email protected] . There is no doubt 2010 was a difficult year for all but there is also hope and gratitude that the spirit of helping and the love of pets is alive and well. I’m looking forward to your comments on this contest’s winning entries. Again, Happy New Year, thank you for celebrating our Anniversary with us and look for more contests to come.