Cash, Rabies Vaccine and Microchip awarded to Pueblo Rabies Awareness Poster Contest Winner
Pueblo, CO September 28, 2012- In recognition of World Rabies Day, Friday, September 28, 2012, the Pueblo Rabies Awareness Poster Contest winners were announced at the Pueblo City-County Health Department.
“The poster contest was designed to get students to participate in discussions about rabies and recognize the importance of pet vaccinations,” explained Heather Maio, Environmental Health Division Director at the Pueblo City-County Health Department. “In addition to receiving awards today, the students will be featured in a Public Service Video to be produced by the City of Pueblo.”
Two divisions of art were accepted: Original Freehand Drawing and Original Computer Generated Graphic Design for 3rd – 12th Grade. The winners for 2012 were:
· Original Freehand Drawing 6-8th grade: Alison Bregar—Vineland Middle School
· Original Computer Generated Graphic Design 6-8th grade: Shelby Fair – Vineland Middle school
· Original Computer Generated Graphic Design High School: Wyeth Wolnick –Southern Colorado Early College
Winners were awarded cash, and the opportunity for a rabies vaccine and microchip implant for their pet.
Sponsors for the Pueblo Rabies Awareness Poster Contest were City of Pueblo, Colorado Spay and Neuter Clinic, Pueblo Animal Services and Pueblo City-County Health Department.
“The number of animals with rabies in Pueblo has been on the rise and it is important pet owners know to keep their pet’s rabies vaccination up-to-date,” stated Maio. She added, “This poster contest was one way to reinforce the importance of rabies vaccines in Pueblo.”