ATTLEBORO — Who’s the best pet dog in Attleboro?
No, it is not Mayor Paul Heroux or whoever succeeds him in the Feb. 28 unique election. In 2023, it is going to be an actual pet dog.
Town Clerk Kate Jackson has put with each other a Leading Pet contest for the 4,000 or so registered canine owners in the metropolis.
Jackson said the contest will get started on Jan. 1 and operate till Feb. 28.
Citizens need to post shots of their beloved pooches for thing to consider. The images have to be 4 x 6 inches or 5 x 7 inches in dimension and need to only comprise one puppy.
If the household has extra than a person puppy, all may perhaps be entered on particular person images.
They can be submitted by mail or dropped off.
The image need to involve the dog’s name, deal with and a cell phone variety.
On March 1, metropolis hall employees will pick the prime three puppies of the calendar year, and the top pet dog will get tag No. 1 and get his or her picture in The Sunlight Chronicle.
The next- and third-put pet dogs will get tag quantities 2 and 3.
Jackson said one particular objective of the contest is to remind pet dog house owners to license their animals ahead of late costs kick in.
Licensing may be accomplished in man or woman at the clerk’s business, 77 Park St. or by mail commencing the week of March 13.
A duplicate of a valid rabies certification is demanded for licensing.
March 1, coincidentally, is the working day right after voters elect the other top puppy in Attleboro, who will occupy the corner workplace in metropolis corridor.
Heroux was elected sheriff of Bristol County in November and currently there are 3 candidates vying to exchange him: previous city councilor John Davis and current councilors Cathleen DeSimone and Jay DiLisio.
DiLisio will turn out to be performing mayor on Jan. 4 thanks to his purpose as council president.
Early in his time period, Heroux declared that dogs were being welcome to pay a visit to city corridor together with their entrepreneurs, and inhabitants have been accompanied by their beloved pooches even though having to pay tax charges or producing inquiries at several places of work.
Jackson said all the canine contestants will be posted in the lobby of city corridor, wherever the photos of the previous 18 mayors are also on show.
There are photos of the mayors at the entrance doorway and the back again door.
Jackson stated the contest will be yearly, so any dog remaining out of the running this calendar year will get one more chance up coming year if their house owners can determine out a way to take an even cuter photograph.
For more details on the contest and the registration process speak to the city clerk’s office at 508-223-2222 or e mail [email protected].
George W. Rhodes can be reached at 508-236-0432.