Two furry friends have been named winners of Gulfside Hospice’s 2023 Virtual Pet Pageant, raising $6,737 to support the organization’s Pet Peace of Mind program.
Thaddeus, a 10-month old orange tabby cat, was awarded “Most Popular.” The community votes on the winner in this category through donations, and Thaddeus alone brought in $1,500 in votes.
Teddy Bear, a 4-year-old shih tzu, was awarded “Most Photogenic,” determined by a volunteer committee of Women for Gulfside members.
The Virtual Pet Pageant is an annual event presented by the Women for Gulfside to raise funds for the Pet Peace of Mind program that supports Gulfside Hospice patients and their pets during the end-of-life journey. This extra support helps to relieve stress and anxiety for hospice patients and improve their overall quality of life. This program relies entirely on donations.
For more information about the contest or the pet program, contact Carla Armstrong, director of philanthropy, at 727-845-5707, , or visit GulfsidePets.org.