Santa Maria Sun Staff
In Sun‘ first ever Pet Issue photo contest, readers submitted more than 1,000 entries of their dogs, cats, chickens, horses, bunnies, and more. A panel of five judges narrowed the slate of images down to seven winners, who each get a gift certificate from issue sponsor Lemos Feed and Pet Supply, and 11 others that were too sweet to not mention! It was tough, with so many cute faces to look through, but we’ve uploaded a flip-book of all the entries to our website, so you can take your time meandering through a very happy scroll. This issue is about more than photos though! We have a few animal-oriented stories for you to read, too. Plus, our readers donated a total of $6,000—we distributed $3,000 each to the Woods Humane Society and Santa Barbara Humane.