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Star Search Photo Contest

Thanks to the 199 entries and thousands of votes, our first Star Search Photo Contest was an incredible success for animals in need! You helped the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County raise an astounding $31,916 to save the lives of homeless pets in our community.

Congratulations to our famed winners, who will soon be the stars featured on one of the shelter’s transportation vans!

Distinguished Dogs

Mister Burns (1st Place), Pepita (2nd Place), Bossco (3rd Place), Apollo (4th Place)

Star Search Photo Contest 1

Famous Felines

Pepe (1st Place), George (1st Place), Brisket (2nd Place), Biscuit (3rd Place)

What happens when there is a technical glitch in the last moments of the Star Search Photo Contest…? You end up with two first-place Famous Feline winners, of course! This means we’ll have 2X the cuddly kitties on our limited-edition t-shirts!

Star Search Photo Contest 4

Celebrity Critters

Theo (1st Place), Theo Thunderwings (2nd Place)

Star Search Photo Contest 3