Take Cat Picture, Enter Contest, Win Prizes, Save Wildlife!

Born Free USA contest offers prizes for pictures of cats acting wild, while raising money for its big cat conservation efforts.

Born Free USA contest offers prizes for pictures of cats acting wild, while raising money for its big cat conservation efforts.

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Animal welfare and wildlife conservation group Born Free USA has opened up a photo contest with great prizes for a great cause. “Pets Go Wild for Wildlife” seeks photos of “furry family members acting ‘wild,’” according to the group. They want to see cats “running like a cheetah,” for example. Know any cats who could do that?

Born Free USA contest organizers said in a press release that the contest will help make the connection between housecats and big cats by noticing and capturing the moments your or cat acts “wild.”

The contest requires an entry fee but each contribution helps Born Free USA raise needed funds to continue life-saving work for wildlife worldwide. Projects include campaigns against animals in entertainment, exotic “pets,” trapping and fur, and the destructive international wildlife trade.

Contest details: Entrants can submit as many photos as they would like. The contest is open to dogs and cats. The three photos with the most votes receive prizes. First place prize is the winner’s choice between an iPad or an Apple Watch. Prizes will also be awarded for the top voted dog, top voted cat, most “promotes” through the contest site, and Born Free USA staff favorite. An entrant can only win for one category.  The fee to enter is $10 per photo entry and $1 per vote to participate in the contest. Contest DEADLINE is Sep. 25, 2015 at 12 Noon ET.  

Born Free USA is the arm of United Kingdom-based Born Free Foundation, established in 1984 by Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna, stars of the iconic film “Born Free,” along with their son, Will Travers. Born Free’s mission is to end suffering of wild animals in captivity, conserve threatened and endangered species, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. M

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