Our fifth picture contest was simply as a lot enjoyable as the primary 4! We obtained practically 2,000 entries, and we beloved each one among them. With our readers’ assist, we narrowed it down to those three winners:

Grand Prize Winner: Jasper

Category: I Fits, I Sits

Jasper is a 5-year-old cutie who likes to discover, play and chase his favourite toys. He’s fairly a jumper and has been recognized to do full somersaults within the air whereas chasing his toy hen! He additionally enjoys splashing and enjoying in water, so his human mother, Debbie Fincher, retains a particular bowl filled with water within the bathtub only for him to play in. A intelligent boy, he’s discovered every kind of tips: sit, beg, pray, lie down, roll over and go right into a room and shut the door behind him. He performs these tips on command — all for treats! Jasper additionally enjoys watching the birds, bunnies and squirrels outdoors whereas surveying his kingdom from the best perch of his cat tree.

Debbie is a retired elementary faculty trainer, who additionally labored as a tutor/mentor to teenage women dwelling in a gaggle house setting after being positioned in foster care. She adopted Jasper whereas grieving the lack of her final cat, Gracie. After bringing him house, she found Jasper had some behavioral points, which she later discovered had been the results of a botched four-paw declaw surgical procedure. Because of his particular wants, Debbie knew he would want a secure, safe and loving house together with a lot of endurance and a spotlight.

Debbie loves spending time with Jasper, instructing him new tips and increase his confidence. An animal lover her complete life, she’s had each cats and canines. She donates to many animal rescue teams, however her favourite is the Tuscarawas County Humane Society in Ohio, which runs solely on donations and has 4 particular cat colony “free roam” rooms the place 9 to 12 cats have their very own particular person areas however can work together with adoptees and different cats.

Debbie and Jasper will obtain a yr’s provide of Ultra Cat litter, one bag of cleanprotein kibble and 12 cans of cleanprotein paté from Dr. Elsey’s.

How did she seize this shot?

“Jasper loves to find new places to explore so when I saw him all curled up in the window, he looked so comfy and content, I just had to get a picture of him.”

2nd Place Winner: Pumpkin and Tigger

Category: Friends Fur Ever

Pumpkin and Tigger are brothers who had been rescued after they had been 4 weeks outdated and have been inseparable ever since. Their human grandma, Joan Wayne, says that when her husband Bill discovered them by a river— soiled and hungry — she and their daughter, Kaity, fell in love with them at first sight. Since then, they’ve been probably the most loving cats to them and everybody they meet. Their favourite issues are treats, feather toys, their cat condominium and posing for images. Joan retains her telephone on her always to catch their antics. She is rewarded with kisses, cuddles and kitty winks. Tigger and Pumpkin adore their mother, Kaity, who likes to snuggle with them.

A longtime cat lover, Joan is a retired bookkeeper who has loads of time to be the kitties’ grandma. She enjoys RV journeys together with her household, however they actually miss the kitties after they’re touring.

She and her household take pleasure in bringing pet meals to the homeless who’ve pets, they usually donate to their native humane society, which helps strengthen the human-animal bonds with a view to enhance the standard of life for each our animals and our group.

Joan and the kitties will obtain a six-month provide of Ultra Cat Litter, one bag of cleanprotein kibble and 6 cans of cleanprotein paté from Dr. Elsey’s.

How did she seize this shot?

“As I was emailing my photo contest entries to Catster, Grandpa Bill said, “Come and take a picture of these cats!” I discovered them snuggled collectively within the sink (which is one among their favourite locations). They simply seemed up at me and posed for the shot. So, I added it to my entries!”

third Place Winner: Penelope June

Category: Cat Nap

Penelope June lives together with her human dad and mom on the twentieth ground of a condominium constructing in Chicago. Needless to say, one among her favourite issues to do is sit in her cat tree and look out the window. There’s lots to see! She additionally enjoys trying on the bugs and birds that land on the balcony. When she’s not scattering her assortment of stuffed toys down the hallway for her dad and mom to seek out, she enjoys enjoying her mice video games on an iPad and getting treats.

Her human mother, Tiffany Meier, discovered Penelope June on Petfinder. She created an account, and on the day she broadened her search, Penelope June popped up as a match. She ran to inform her boyfriend that she’d discovered the cutest, most valuable kitten — however missed the truth that the kitten was in Indiana, not Illinois! But all it took was one look from her boyfriend, coupled together with her pleasure, they usually took a street journey to carry her house.

Animals have all the time had a particular place in Tiffany’s coronary heart, and she or he donates to a number of animal charities, together with the ASPCA, the World Wildlife Fund and native pet shops. Her favourite shelter, nonetheless, is Catsnip, Etc. in Goshen, Indiana, as a result of that’s the place she discovered Penelope June!

Tiffany and Penelope June will obtain a six-month provide of Ultra Cat Litter, one bag of cleanprotein kibble and 6 cans of cleanprotein paté from Dr. Elsey’s.

How did she seize this shot?

“I saw her napping in her favorite bed, and she looked so adorable all curled up. This was about a month after we brought her home, so I was still very photo happy!”

Don’t Miss These Cuties!

Meet our runner-ups. Thanks to all of this yr’s proficient photographers (and their kitties!) who took the time to enter.

[I Fits, I Sits]
Smokey
Ann Gherardi[I Fits, I Sits]
Nugget
Teresa Burns[Cat Nap]
Penny
Barbara Piacentino[I Fits, I Sits]
Lucy
Amanda Nuñez[I Fits, I Sits]
Brix
Nicole Roach[Friends Furever]
Saffron & Zilar
Susan Ingraffea[Friends Furever]
Dory & Jafar
Tracie Hansel[Cat Nap]
Max
Heidi Tsoumbanas[Cat Nap]
Aria
McKenzie Eggersgluss[Friends Furever]
Finnleigh & Charlie
Megan Thut[Friends Furever]
Paris & Emma
Patti Tan[Cat Nap]
Checkers
Tabetha GallagherAbout Dr. Elsey’s Products (Veterinarian-Formulated Litters and cleanprotein Cat Food)

Dr. Bruce Elsey has been a veterinarian for over 40 years, and his follow cares for greater than 8,000 cats. All of Dr. Elsey’s merchandise are scientifically impressed and crafted with care. Since the founding of the corporate in 1987, Dr. Elsey’s has donated over $13 million of monetary assist and merchandise to nonprofit organizations, shelters and rescues throughout the nation. Your buy of Dr. Elsey’s Cat Products helps to assist pets and other people in want. For extra information, go to drelseys.com, and comply with information concerning the firm at fb.com/ValuableCatLitters.

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