Logan County Auditor Jack Reser announced Wednesday the winners of the “Best Dog In Logan County” contest that is conducted with area students in conjunction with the 2022 dog tag season.
The winning dogs are Stella, owner Amelia, and Maggie and Lucy, owner Matthew.
“We are pleased and excited to announce the winners of the contest. This year’s winners really exemplify the love we have for our pets,” Reser said, noting the creativity and effort that was put into the entries.
Logan County second- and third-graders submitted pictures and paragraphs for the contest. All area schools were invited to participate in this year’s contest.
“Thank you to all teachers who had students participate from Bellefontaine Intermediate, Bellefontaine Elementary, Indian Lake Elementary and West Liberty-Salem Elementary,” the auditor said.
“The children who participated helped make this year’s contest the biggest and most difficult to select a winner.”
A total of 213 entries were received for the contest, and all entries are posted on the Logan County Auditor and Logan County Dog Tag Facebook pages.
The winners receive a 2022 dog tag and a $25 certificate to The Fun Company, donated by Auditor Reser, during a presentation planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. Deputy Cole Piatt and K-9 Thor, along with Logan County Dog Warden Brandi Miles will be present.
The winning dogs are also featured on the 2022 dog tag flyer. The flyers will be available starting Dec. 1 at the auditor’s office, local veterinary offices, and pet supply retailers.
In the past three years, more than 6,000 dog tags were sold to owners each year. The “Best Dog in Logan County” winners are part of increasing public awareness of the importance of dog tags.