Jun 24, 2015

UPDATE: Poetry Contest to Benefit Humane Society in Madison County

5/28/15: Poetry Contest to Benefit Humane Society in Madison County, Indiana

Editor Stacy Savage is seeking submissions for a poetry contest. Poems can be up to 40 lines and must be about an animal – be it domestic or wild. No limit on number of entries submitted. Previously published works are acceptable. There is a $1 per poem entry fee. All proceeds will go to The Humane Society of Madison County in Anderson, Indiana, to help with medical and cleaning expenses due to a virus that spread in ...the shelter that made many dogs very ill. (To read a news story about the sick dogs in the shelter, go to http://www.wthr.com/…/dog-virus-closes-madison-county-human….) Send submissions, along with the entry fee and a cover sheet with name, address, email address, and titles of poems submitted, to: Animal Poetry Contest, 3121 Mounds Road, Anderson, Indiana, 46016. First place winner will receive a copy of the 1870 antique book: The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume II, a one year subscription to The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, a complimentary copy of the July/August 2015 and September/October 2015 issues of Creative Inspirations, a Humane Society of the United States Christmas blanket, and $20. Second place winner will receive a one year subscription to The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems. The deadline is June 15, 2015.

UPDATE: From Stacy Savage's Facebook page (1:46 p.m. Wednesday, June 24):

I presented the donation to The Madison County Humane Society today. $350 was raised from the proceeds from the animal poetry contest that I held for two weeks. They were thrilled to receive it! The woman holding the checks is an employee of the shelter and the one who helped us with the adoption of our dog when we adopted Gracie from there a few months ago. She said all the dogs are doing well now but they are still paying on vet bills from when they were ill. I was glad to hear that the dogs recovered and I am honored to help them out with the donation. If you guys know of another charity that is in desperate need of donations, let me know and I will keep them in mind for a future contest.