The "Me and My Pal" drawing contest was created by the Franklin County Auditor's Office to help promote responsible pet care and ownership. One of the responsibilities of the Auditor is to license all dogs in the county. We licensed more than 105,000 dogs this past year and issued 20 Kennel licenses (which is 162 more dogs).
Licensing your dog is required by the State of Ohio. The license is an assigned I.D. number that identifies you as the owner should the dog get lost or separated from you.
2012 Contest Winner: Paige, Sixth grade, Jones Middle School
The 2013 contest will begin in Fall 2013. The applications will be in all participating Franklin County schools, grades kindergarten through sixth. Applications may also be obtained from the Franklin County Auditor's Office, the Capital Area Humane Society and the Franklin County Dog Shelter. If you would like to enter the contest and did not receive an application from your school, contact the Auditor's office at 614-525-7361 or click here. There are two categories to the contest, dog owners and non-dog owners. The children are to draw a picture of themselves with their dog or for non-dog owners, a picture of themselves with a dog that they help care for.
A panel of Franklin County art teachers judge the entries and pick a winner from each grade level in each category. An overall winner is chosen from the seven dog-owner winners. The winners are contacted and invited to a ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Dog Shelter, 4340 Tamarack Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43224. The winners are given prizes that have been donated by our sponsors. The overall winner's drawing is made into a poster and displayed wherever dog tags are sold throughout Franklin County during dog tag season.
|Buckeye Donuts||Lockbourne Ag Center Inc.|
|Clearwater Pools||Love Your Pet Grooming Shop|
|Coca Cola Company||Lynn's Pretty Pooch|
|Columbus Clippers||Magic Mountain|
|Columbus Square Bowling Palace||Mars PetCare US|
|Columbus Symphony Orchestra||Ohio Historical Society|
|COSI||Pet Butler Pet Waste Removal|
|Dawgs N Sudz Grooming||Petland East|
|DJ's Feed Store||Riverside Drive Animal Care|
|Giant Eagle Stores||Save A Lot Stores|
|Half Price Books||Scioto Canoe Livery|
|Happy Lawn Pet Waste Removal||Skate America|
|Hershey's Ice Cream||SportsOhio|
|Hurt Photography||The Anderson's General Store|
|Knapp Veterinary Hospital||United Skates of America|
|Kohl's Department Stores||Waffle House|
Other sponsors are currently being confirmed.
Please be advised that neither the Franklin County Government nor the Capital Area Humane Society endorse any of the listed companies or products.
The opinions, products, activities and/or services of this organization are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the school district.