SPCA announces 2018 calendar contest winners

The results are in for the Lycoming County SPCA’s 2018 Pet Pawtraits Calendar Contest. The top fundraisers are one-year-old beagle brothers, Pete and Repete. The boys raised $1,173 and are the beloved furbabies of Patty Thomas and Mirra and Jeremy Hauser, of Linden. The top fundraisers, Pete and Repete are featured with their own month and on the cover of the calendar. Thirteen total winners were chosen, based on dollars raised. Each winner is featured with their own month in the calendar, with a bonus month featuring the winning First Responder entry. Greg Welteroth Advertising designed and shot the photography for the top fundraisers as a donation to the locally run SPCA. A total of forty entries raised $3,640 from the votes and entries. The project also raises money from corporate sponsors, as well as donations from community service groups whose generosity are all recognized in the calendar. Funds raised goes directly towards animal care at the shelter, which served 5,909 animals in 2016.

The top 12 fundraisers are:

1. Pete and Repete, loved by Patty Thomas and Mirra and Jeremy Hauser, of Linden

2. Ryleigh and Carl, loved by Tim and Karin Finn, of South Williamsport

3. Lexxii, loved by Dale and Barbara Martin, of Hughesville

4. Precious, loved by Barbara Houseknecht, of Hughesville

5. Dalton, loved by Barb and Jerry Wertz, of Montoursville

6. Simon Lopez-Medina, loved by Camilo Lopez and Justin Medina, of Williamsport

7. Spieth, loved by Maura, Kane, and Amanda Moore, of Williamsport

8. Scooby and Jake, loved by Ashely Hallabuk, of Williamsport

9. Princess, loved by Christy Bussler, of Montoursville

10. Bear, loved by Mary Beth Hager, of Williamsport

11. Griffey and Maggie, loved by Carol Kepner and Stacey Burke, of Montoursville

12. Sprinkles, loved by Brittany Ann Reithmayer, of Hughesville

The First Responder/Emergency Services Winner is Smoke (adopted from the Lycoming County SPCA) and Nina (from the Clinton County SPCA). These two are loved by David Dymeck, Chief of Williamsport Bureau of Fire, and Tina Dymeck, EMT from Susquehanna Regional EMS who posed for a photograph with their grandson Brantley.

2019 Calendar Contest entries will be accepted now through August 1, 2018. Entries may be mailed or dropped off at the Lycoming County SPCA at 2805 Reach Road or dropped off in the secure ballot box at the calendar contest display in the Center Court of the Lycoming Mall. First Responder/Emergency Services professionals serving Lycoming County are again invited to participate in the calendar contest.

Calendars are available at the SPCA on Reach Road, the SPCA’s Holiday Storefront at the Lycoming Mall or from participating veterinary offices and stores including Fresh Life, Gustonian Gifts and Avu Goldsmiths. All donations from the calendar go directly toward the shelter’s mission to protect all domestic animals across Lycoming County by providing shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints. The SPCA also provides foster care, adoption and counseling.