Local dog featured in national competition

One South Mississippi pet adoption story is gaining national recognition and now you have the chance to vote for it and help out the animals at the Humane Society of South Mississippi in the process.

Sylvia Hanes adopted her dog Champ the pit bull from HSSM back in 2012. Sylvia soon discovered Champ’s love of sprinting which inspired her to start running with Champ and begin a path of health and wellness.

She entered her story this fall as part of the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Campaign and just recently found out that out of 10,000 submissions their story has been selected as a top 50 winner.

Now, Sylvia and Champ have the chance to win more money for the shelter pets up to $25,000 if they receive the most ‘People’s Choice’ votes by December 16th. “My two children are from the Humane Society, and so it’s great to be able to give back to somebody who brought so much joy to me. And so this is an easy, fun way to talk about how great it is to adopt a dog and how to get out there and do something that helps somebody else while helping yourself.”

To vote for Champ and Sylvia and learn more on their story go to Petcofoundation.org/vote.

The deadline to vote is December 16th.

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