For Immediate Release: February 20, 2014
Contact: Katie-Grilli-Robles, Press Secretary (516) 571-4225
Mineola, NY – In celebration of “Be Kind to Animals Week” (May 5th -11th), Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in partnership with the Humane Society of New York and North Shore Animal League America, invite students in Grades 3 through 5 to participate in an essay contest regarding ways in which to make the world a better place for animals. The topic of this year’s essay contest is: “Pretend you are a non-human animal. Write about what humans should do to help your species and to make this world more humane for all animals.”
County Executive Mangano stated, “This contest will raise awareness about the mistreatment of animals and focus on positive ideas for improving the treatment of pets. The contest also helps children learn the importance of being responsible pet owners.”
Two winners will be selected from each grade by the Humane Society. County Executive Mangano will host an awards ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola with representatives from the Humane Society and the North Shore Animal League America. Prizes will include a citation from County Executive Mangano and gift certificates from Barnes and Noble, tee shirts, tote bags and surprises from the Humane Society. Each winner will also receive a “Rescue Gift Basket” awarded by the North Shore Animal League America.
The typed or handwritten essays should be approximately 300 words in length. The student’s name, grade, school and school address must appear on the essay. Essays will not be returned. Entries must be postmarked by April 11, 2014 and sent to:
Humane Society of New York
306 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
Attn: Humane Essay Contest
For more information about the Humane Society of New York and North Shore Animal League America, please visit and www.education.muttigrees.org.
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