Auditor John S. Federer announced today the kick-off of the Annual “Top Dog Contest”, co-sponsored by The Humane Society Serving Clark County. The contest is open to all Clark County students currently in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. “We were extremely impressed with all of the entries received last year,” said Federer. “It was quite evident that the students take pride in their pets and the responsibilities of pet ownership. I am proud to continue this tradition to help promote the importance of dog licensing and responsible pet care with the youth of Clark County.”
Contestants are asked to draw a picture of themselves and their dog or themselves and a dog that they help care for using pen, pencil, markers or paint (using 8 ½” x 11” paper). Students are to mail their picture, along with a completed entry form, to:
Clark County Auditor’s Office
Attn: Top Dog Contest
P. O. Box 1325
Springfield, OH 45501-1325
Entries may also be hand-delivered to the Auditor’s Office at 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield and must be received by 4 p.m. November 19, 2012. The dog and student must live in Clark County. Dogs must be currently licensed and only one entry per student will be accepted.
Click Here for a 2013 Top Dog Entry Form.
The “Top Dog” winner will be awarded the “#1” heart-shaped 2013 dog tag along with prizes for their dog. The 2nd and 3rd place winners will be receive the “#2 and #3” heart-shaped dog tags.
“We licensed over 24,000 dogs and issued 66 kennel licenses this past year,” said Federer. “For added convenience, we also developed an enhanced on-line dog tag registration and renewal program. Please visit our website at www.clarkcountyauditor.org to obtain your tags. The 2012 tags are available through November 30, 2012 and the 2013 tags may be purchased beginning December 1, 2012.”
For questions or information, please contact Jill Roller at (937) 521-1864.