March 2012 Photo Competition: Shortlist

We’ve never had that many voters and I think the jury is once again going to have a tough time!  We receive so many great photos from our supporters and we would like to thank you all for sending them to us.

The voting on Facebook is now over.  The photos with the most votes will now go to our jury and the winner of this month competition will be announced in the next few days.

Here are the five photos that received the most votes and were shortlisted (you can see the whole set here).

"Bonnie" by Debbie Hogan

"Clyde" by Debbie Hogan

"Gorby" by Kate Walsh

"Stan, Mouse and Red" by Helen Ivory Ward

"Zoe and Bumble" by Helen Ivory Ward

Well done to all who entered the competition!  We received some great and very touching photos.  By participating, each of you has been helping the animals and this is what counts the most.  Thank you!

We are very grateful to Katrina Tracuma for sponsoring this month’s competition by offering a painting of a photo of your pet.  The winner will be announced in the next few days.

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February 2012 Photo Competition: Shortlist

What a treat this competition is!  We receive so many great photos from our supporters and we would like to thank you all for sending them to us.

The voting on Facebook is now over.  The photos with the most votes will now go to our jury and the winner of this month competition will be announced in the next few days.

Here are the five photos that received the most votes and were shortlisted (you can see the whole set here).

Beatriz by Raquel Carvalho

By Maggie Dwyer

Misha by Raquel Carvalho

Pink Paw, Gismo and Noodles by Sharon Hannon

Pixie and Nico by Martina Stack

Well done to all who entered the competition!  We received some great and very touching photos.  By participating, each of you has been helping the animals and this is what counts the most.  Thank you!

We are very grateful to Royal Canin for sponsoring this month’s competition.  The winner of this two volume cat encyclopedia will be announced in the next few days.

March 2012 Photo Competition

It’s photo competition time again!  This month, the prize is very very special.  It is a portrait of your pet (painted from a photo) by Katrina Tracuma  To enter, it’s simple, just follow the explanations below.

What are you waiting for?  Grab your camera and send us a photo!  We look forward to seeing them…  And remember that for each photo you submit you are helping an animal in need.

Thanks to Katrina for sponsoring this month’s competition.

Every month we offer a different prize to the winner.  Moreover, the winning photo will be displayed on our website, blog and Facebook page, as well as become the cover for the following issue of our booklet of creative writing, Furry Tales and Meowsings (note that we will ask you to sign a very simple form authorising us to do that).

To enter the competition, it’s simple.  You first need to go to our website and buy a photo competition entry here.  You can buy more than one entry (and use them either to submit more than one photo or keep them for following months) as we will keep track of how many you buy and use.  Make sure that you write down the reference number that is given to you (it should also appear in the confirmation email).  The entry costs €3.50 and the money will exclusively be used for the welfare of animals.

Next, send your photo (it must be related to animals) along with your reference number and your details (name, address, email and phone number) to photos@animalcaresociety.ie.  You can send more than one photo, but make sure you have bought the necessary amount of entries as submissions without a valid reference number will be refused.

You can send your photos as soon as we announce the competition and until the 25th of the month.  Photos will then be displayed in an album on Facebook, where people can vote for them by clicking “like”.  On the last day of the month, the five photos with the most votes will go to a judging panel who will select the winning photo and announce it in the next few days.

January 2012 Photo Competition: Shortlist

What a treat this competition is!  We receive so many great photos from our supporters and we would like to thank you all for sending them to us.

The voting on Facebook is now over.  The photos with the most votes will now go to our jury and the winner of this month competition will be announced in the next few days.

Here are the five photos that received the most votes and were shortlisted (you can see the whole set here).

"A Bucket of Susie" by Elaine Walsh

Abigail by Raquel Carvalho

By Caroline Murphy

Maggie by Jacintha Burke

Maggie by Jacintha Burke

'TomTom, our once wild tiger has left his feral life behind and is the happiest house cat by Mari Backman

Well done to all who entered the competition!  We received some great and very touching photos.  By participating, each of you has been helping the animals and this is what counts the most.  Thank you!

We are very grateful to Jill Roberts for sponsoring this month’s competition.  The winner of this lovely chain and horse pendant will be announced in the next few days.

 

February 2012 Photo Competition

It’s photo competition time again!  This month, the prize is a two volume cat encyclopedia offered by Royal Canin.  To enter, it’s simple, just follow the explanations below.

What are you waiting for?  Grab your camera and send us a photo!  We look forward to seeing them…  And remember that for each photo you submit you are helping an animal in need.

Thanks to Royal Canin for sponsoring this month’s competition.

Every month we offer a different prize to the winner.  Moreover, the winning photo will be displayed on our website, blog and Facebook page, as well as become the cover for the following issue of our booklet of creative writing, Furry Tales and Meowsings (note that we will ask you to sign a very simple form authorising us to do that).

To enter the competition, it’s simple.  You first need to go to our website and buy a photo competition entry here.  You can buy more than one entry (and use them either to submit more than one photo or keep them for following months) as we will keep track of how many you buy and use.  Make sure that you write down the reference number that is given to you (it should also appear in the confirmation email).  The entry costs €3.50 and the money will exclusively be used for the welfare of animals.

Next, send your photo (it must be related to animals) along with your reference number and your details (name, address, email and phone number) to photos@animalcaresociety.ie.  You can send more than one photo, but make sure you have bought the necessary amount of entries as submissions without a valid reference number will be refused.

You can send your photos as soon as we announce the competition and until the 25th of the month.  Photos will then be displayed in an album on Facebook, where people can vote for them by clicking “like”.  On the last day of the month, the five photos with the most votes will go to a judging panel who will select the winning photo and announce it in the next few days.

Fundraiser at the RedHat Offices in Cork, by Brigitte Asslaender

It all started with me winning a Munster Rugby Jersey, and not really knowing what to do with it.  Sell it on, I thought, and give the money to an animal charity.

Then I had a better idea : raffle it off. Much more fun for all my colleagues in the office, and probably a little more money for the charity.  I had given money to the Animal Care Society Cork before, after I had sold some cakes in the office.

That got me thinking … surely I could combine the raffle with a bake sale, and make it a bit more of an event? I started talking to my colleague Margherita, who is very involved in animal welfare as well.  The office also had had a jumble sale about a year ago, which was a success. We thought we could repeat that as well.

After asking around, we received several vouchers and some bottles of champagne to be prizes for the raffle, with the Munster Rugby Jersey to be top prize. One of our managers even promised to get the Jersey signed by a member of the Munster Rugby team.

We announced the event to the office 2 weeks in advance, to give everyone time to find stuff at home they no longer needed and to buy tickets.  The sale of the tickets went amazingly well, although I had the distinct feeling that most people were after the 2nd price, the champagne.

On the big day, we set up what cakes we brought in the kitchen. There was a Lemon Drizzle Cake, a big batch of Tiramisu and Banana & Fudge Muffins (and yes, they were all as yummy as they sound).  We also arranged and prized the items for the jumble sale.

Jumble Sale

The response was somewhat overwhelming… by the time I got round to take pictures, the only thing left of the lemon cake were some crumbs on the tray, and the muffins had been greatly reduced in number.

Baking sale

The raffle was held at 3pm, with a voucher for Brown Thomas going to our office fashion queen, and the champagne to our legal department. A colleague from order management won the Jersey, which is now going to be a christmas present for a special someone.

All in all, we raised €274.00 for the Animal Care Society Cork.

The ACS would like to send a huge thank you to Brigitte for organising a fundraiser for the animals in our care.  You made their Christmas a little brighter!

 

January 2012 Photo Competition

We are very late announcing this month competition!  It must be all the food eaten at Christmas making us work slowly!  To begin the year, we have a lovely prize to offer: a Sterling Silver chain and horse pendant donated by one of our supporter.  To enter, it’s simple, just follow the explanations below.

What are you waiting for?  Grab your camera and send us a photo!  We look forward to seeing them…  And remember that for each photo you submit you are helping an animal in need.

Many thanks to Jill Roberts for her much appreciated support.

Every month we offer a different prize to the winner.  Moreover, the winning photo will be displayed on our website, blog and Facebook page, as well as become the cover for the following issue of our booklet of creative writing, Furry Tales and Meowsings (note that we will ask you to sign a very simple form authorising us to do that).

To enter the competition, it’s simple.  You first need to go to our website and buy a photo competition entry here.  You can buy more than one entry (and use them either to submit more than one photo or keep them for following months) as we will keep track of how many you buy and use.  Make sure that you write down the reference number that is given to you (it should also appear in the confirmation email).  The entry costs €3.50 and the money will exclusively be used for the welfare of animals.

Next, send your photo (it must be related to animals) along with your reference number and your details (name, address, email and phone number) to photos@animalcaresociety.ie.  You can send more than one photo, but make sure you have bought the necessary amount of entries as submissions without a valid reference number will be refused.

You can send your photos as soon as we announce the competition and until the 25th of the month.  Photos will then be displayed in an album on Facebook, where people can vote for them by clicking “like”.  On the last day of the month, the five photos with the most votes will go to a judging panel who will select the winning photo and announce it in the next few days.

December 2011 Photo Competition: Shortlist

What a treat this competition is!  We receive so many great photos from our supporters and we would like to thank you all for sending them to us.

The voting on Facebook is now over.  The photos with the most votes will now go to our jury and the winner of this month competition will be announced in the next few days.

Here are the five photos that received the most votes and were shortlisted (you can see the whole set here).

Christmas Is a Howl for Sally and Ella by Valerie Healy

Twinkle by Orla Twomey

Lucky by Raquel Carvalho

Let's Stick Together by Maria O'Flynn

Bundle of Fluff by Maria O'Flynn

Well done to all who entered the competition!  We received some great and very touching photos.  By participating, each of you has been helping the animals and this is what counts the most.  Thank you!

We are very grateful to Mary Perry at Jane’s House of Furniture for sponsoring this month’s competition.

Christmas Appeal Raffle: the winners

As every year, the ACS organised a monster raffle for Christmas to raise much needed funds to help the animals who will need veterinary attention during the cold months.

The draw took place at our Christmas party on the 18th of this month.

Here is the list of the winners:

  • Mary O’Flynn from the Glasheen Road won the 1st prize: “Gourmet Package” (€300 worth of restaurant vouchers), sponsored by Raymond’s in Midleton, Sage in Midleton, Barnabrow House in Cloyne, Rossini’s in Cork, The Commodore hotel in Cobh, the Clarion hotel in Cork, The Quay Co-op in Cork.
  • Jeanie O’Mahony from Douglas won the 2nd prize: “Feel Good Package” (worth €200), sponsored by Lush in Cork, The Acupuncture Clinic – Cork and Kerry and Wax Boutique in Cork.
  • Marion Delaney from Schull won the 3rd prize: “Wine Lover Package” (worth €150), sponsored by The Wine Buff in Cork and some of our supporters.
  • Helena O’Shea from Clonakilty won the 4th prize: “Deco Set” (worth €120), sponsored by supporters and The House of Jane in Cobh.
  • Marie O’Sullivan won the 5th prize: Photo shoot with Diane Cusack at Strike a Paws (worth €100).
  • Paddy O’Callaghan from Mayfield won the 6th prize: a watch and earring set offered by one of our supporters.
  • Mary Corcoran from Ballyphehane won the 7th prize: a DVD player offered by Harvey Norman.
  • Gillian Daly from Midleton won the 8th prize: a €25 voucher offered by Shandon Flowers.
  • Barry Galvin won the 9th prize: Kitchen set offerd by our supporters.
  • Ber Mc Carthy from Bandon won the 10th prize: a Disney’s Brother Bear Teddy offered by one of our supporters.
  • Lucy Brady of Carrigaline won the 11th prize:a bird feeder offered by O’Connell’s pet shop in Cobh.

Congratulations to all winners and thanks to everybody who supported this appeal by buying tickets and offering spot prize!

Christmas Appeal Raffle

As every year, the ACS has organised a monster raffle for Christmas to raise much needed funds to help the animals who will need veterinary attention during the cold months.

Photo by Diane Cusack

The draw will take place at our Christmas party on the 18th of this month.  Tickets have been very popular, but we still have a few booklets left.  Tickets are €1 each or €5 for a booklet of 6 tickets.  You can email emilie@animalcaresociety.ie to get them.

Here is a list of the prizes: