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CONTEST UNVEILED: dogschangelives.org

(Harrisburg, PA 1-27-10) Everyone who has a story about a dog changing a life is urged to submit their story, photo or video at www.dogschangelives.org from February 1 through February 28. There will be voting for the best story, video or photo throughout the month of March with final winners announced on March 29. The Audience Choice Award of $1,000 will be granted to the submission which receives the most votes. The Life-Changer Award of $500 will be determined by a panel of judges and announced on the same day.

Your dog story might be about your dog, your neighbor’s dog, a police or fire dog, a service dog, or even a dog you just saw do something great. Share your story. You could win a prize. It will be great fun! (Stories must be true.)

Stories will be posted throughout February and voting will take place throughout March, with the final winner announced on March 29, 2010. Everyone is eligible to vote for their favorite stories, photos or video by going to www.dogschangelives.org. Each person may vote for their favorite story once each day.

A panel of knowledgeable judges will review the stories and award the $500 Life-Changer Award to the most compelling story of a dog’s impact on a person’s life. There will also be a $1,000 Audience Choice Award for the story that receives the most votes by midnight on March 28 EDT.

This contest is sponsored by Keystone Human Services to raise awareness about Susquehanna Service Dogs. Visit our web site at www.keystonehumanservices.org/ssd or SSD’s blog at www.susquehannaservicedogs.blogspot.com to learn more about how you can get involved with SSD. You can also follow SSD on Twitter (@SSDOGS) or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/susquehannaservicedogs.

Susquehanna Service Dogs raises and places dogs with children and adults with a disability to support them in being more independent in their daily lives. Volunteers are needed to be Puppy Raisers and to volunteer for events and activities. SSD is totally dependent on the generous donations of those who care about dogs and want to make a difference in the quality of life for those who they serve.

PawsAbilities, the major fun and fundraising event benefiting SSD, will be held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex on March 13 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.pawsabilities.net to learn more.

For more information call Ann Moffitt, ACFRE, 717-232-7509 ext. 133.

Those under the age of 18 and employees of Keystone Human Services and our family of agencies may not win but are encouraged to share their stories, videos and photos.

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