AUBURN – The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society has begun collecting submissions for its annual Feline Foto Contest, celebrating the special cats in the community.

Judging will be held as part of the Strutt Your Mutt Dog Walk and Pet Festival on Saturday, May 21, at Railroad Park in Lewiston. Photos must be received by Friday, May 13.

Photos will be judged in four categories: Best All-Around, Best Dressed, Funniest and Cutest. Prizes range from gift baskets with feline goodies to feline fancier collectibles and a one-year subscription to Cat Fancy Magazine.

Winners’ names will be featured in the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society’s newsletter and winning photos will posted on the Web site.

Each contest submission requires a $5 donation and the following information printed on the back of each photo: cat’s name, owner’s name, address and phone number. Send only photos that do not need to be returned to the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, Attn: Feline Foto, 3312 Hotel Road, Auburn, ME 04210. Judging will take place at 11 a.m.; winners need not be present to win.

The society provides a safe haven for approximately 3,600 sick, homeless and abused animals in the greater Androscoggin area a year. The primary support for the shelter comes from fund-raising events and donations of concerned residents.

The shelter is located at 3312 Hotel Road. Anyone interested in learning more about volunteering at the shelter or adopting an animal should call 783-2311 or visit the Web at

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