To celebrate Pet Remembrance Day (next Tuesday July 5), pet lovers are in with a chance of winning a life-like copy of a beloved departed pet.
All competition entrants need to do is to submit photos of their deceased companion animals by 12 midnight on Pet Remembrance Day (5th July). To enter, just use the hashtag #PetRemembranceDay together with one photo on either Twitter or Facebook.
The lucky winner will receive a 3D pet sculpture created using photos of the deceased pet that will faithfully capture its individual characteristics.
All entries will be submitted in to a competition to win one 3D sculpture of the pet by Arty Lobster.
Pet Remembrance Day has been set up to provide an opportunity for people to celebrate the increasing number of ways in which to commemorate our pets. Pet lovers are also being asked to support the national day’s partner The Oldies Club, a national charity, which rehomes dogs aged seven and over.
A Twitter chat will take place on Tuesday July 5 using the hashtag #PetRemembranceDay for people to show their support and share thoughts and photos.
Lars Andersen, Managing Director of Arty Lobster, said: “A growing part of our customer base is served by people looking for that lasting memento mori of their pet. People want to have a good send off for their pet, which is most usually their dog or cat companion. They also want ways of remembering their pet and its quirks and character traits and the importance it played in their lives and the life of the family.”
Marie Carter, Editor of Pets Magazine, said: “Sadly, many people still do not understand that for many pet owners, dogs and cats in particular, are now regarded as ‘family members’. Of course, people realise they are pets and as such have generally much shorter lives than people, but that doesn’t underestimate the real grieving experienced.
“There is a real need to recognise that, and for relatives, friends and employers to take into account the real, and often overwhelming, sense of loss. Arty Lobster’s pet sculptures are a wonderful way for pet owners to remember a deceased pet.”
TV Vet Emma Milne added: “For me, like everyone else, animals are part of the family. My ‘boys’, Pan and Badger, were with me for 15 years through thick and thin and their loss utterly crushed me. Events like Pet Remembrance Day are hugely important to bring people together through shared anguish and unite them to help them remember the great times with their pets rather than just the final moments.”
To donate to The Oldies Club, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/oldies/donate
Competition Terms and Conditions
- The competition runs to 12 midnight on Tuesday July 5
- The winner will be notified via email
- There is no cash alternative to the stated prize
- The prize is available subject to availability
- By entering, you agree that personal details may be supplied to our partner
- company providing the prize and will take part in marketing activity to promote the competition
- Please note that this competition is open only to entrants who are currently resident in the UK
- The winner will be notified via email within 7 days from the closing date.
- If the prize is not claimed within 14 days of the notification email being sent the prize will be reallocated
- No correspondence will be entered into and the judges’ decision is final