08 March 2010

Nominate a child for American Humane’s ‘Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest’

In preparation for Be Kind to Animals Week which is celebrated May 2-8, 2010 American Humane is hosting a Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest which recognizes youth who make a difference for animals within their community.

American Humane is looking for compassionate children ages 6 to 17 who go out of their way to show kindness to animals. Some examples include volunteering at an animal shelter, raising money for causes, lobbying for protection laws, and caring for abused or neglected animals.

Nominations must be submitted by an adult who is the child's legal guardian or who has obtained written permission from the child’s legal guardian. Two grand prize winners, one child and one teen, will each win $1,000 and two runner ups will each win $500. April 15 is the contest deadline and the winners will be announced during Be Kind to Animals Week.

For more information about the 2010 Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest, visit americanhumane.org.

Founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals.

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