Sarge's Photo Contest Winners Announced

By Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation | Apr 06, 2013
Photo by: Jo D’Eramo Best In Show Photo : I Can Drive This Thing, I Know I Can Do It

The judges have made their decisions and Best In Show, first and second place winners of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s seventh annual Pet Photo Contest have been notified.

"There were lots photos submitted this year that challenged the judges in terms of composition and quality, including a fun mix of animal subjects, use of color and creative captions,” said Beth Brown, co-judge with Ellen Schattie.

The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Bocelli’s Italian Eatery located at 319 N. Haywood Street in Waynesville.

“Ellen Schattie, owner of Bocelli’s, will provide a large room and refreshments for the winners and their families,” said Brenn Rohman, co-chairperson for the contest.  “She has done this for Sarge’s for several years and we appreciate her generosity and involvement.  All of the photos will be displayed as everyone enjoys seeing the creativity of the entrants as well as the winning photos in each category.”

The Best In Show winner will receive a gift certificate for professional portraiture from Beth Brown Photography and a $50 gift certificate from Bocelli’s Italian Eatery placed inside a large Sarge tote bag.

First Place winners also receive the tote bags along with a certificate of merit, $25 gift certificate from Bocelli’s and a small treat appropriate for the type of pet in the winning photo. Some treats were donated by Ray Fulp of The Dog House.

Second place winners will take home a certificate of merit and a $15 gift certificate from Bocelli’s.

Following the awards ceremony the photos will be on display in the glass cases on the first floor of the Haywood County Library in Waynesville and at the adoption center.

And the winners are:

Best In Show                      Jo D’Eramo

First Place Dog                      Margo Gray

First Place Cat                       Mary Neill Rogers

First Place Puppy                   Joel Taylor

First Place Kitten                    Glen Reese

First Place Other                    Kira Lee Farrington

First Place Sarge Rescue              Buddy & Denne Teague

First Place Under 12 – TIE -      Ethan Swayne & Ellen Weaver

First Place Super Shooter             Laurie Feichter Frodsham

Second Place Dog                     Bill Linhares

Seocnd Place Cat                      Elizabeth Mills

Second Place Puppy                  Lori Carson

Second Place Kitten                   Evan Rhinehart

Second Place Other                   Pam Montgomery

Second Place Sarge Rescue              Nancy Bulluck

Second Place Under 12                Lilly Howell

Second Place Super Shooter     Mollie Weaver


For more information regarding Sarges and to see photos of pets available for adoption, visit the website at