Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer A Judge of World Spay Day 2013 Pet Pageant

Actress Tricia Helfer, who starred as Cylon Number Six in the sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica, has taken on the role of a celebrity judge for the World Spay Day 2013 Pet Pageant.

The animal advocate will join Seth Casteel (the photographer and author of the New York Times Best-selling book Underwater Dogs) and Robin Layton, the photjournalist whose photos grace the book A Letter to My Dog) to chose the winning tail-waggers in the Judges’ Choice Awards portion of the competition, which celebrates the companion animals who have landed starring roles in the lives of loving pet parents.

“The Pet Pageant is a great way for everyone to celebrate our furry friends this World Spay Day,” said Vicki Stevens, World Spay Day coordinator at The Humane Society of the United States. “Send us your favorite photo of your pet, share a good story and help animal groups tackle pet overpopulation.”

Entering the Main Pageant category is free. Simply upload a digital photo of your Fido or feline family member, offer a little insight into a few of your four-pawed pal’s favorite things, then share your photo and info to get votes.

For an entry fee of $5 per category, your canine or cat companion can compete in the awards’ optional categories, including Best Smile, Best Hair, Most Photogenic, Best Personality and Ugly-Cute. The panel of celebrity judges will select the winners in the Judges’ Choice Awards, while the public casts votes for the Popular Pet Awards.

Prizes include:

  • A $1,000 grant for spay/neuter programs awarded by The HSUS to the World Spay Day Pet Pageant participating organization of the winner’s choice.
  • A personalized pet collar engraved with the pet’s name and the pageant title won by pet
  • A copy of A Letter to My Dog
  • A copy of Underwater Dogs
  • Photo featured on The Humane Society of the Unites States’ homepage in April 2013

Entries will be accepted through March 15, 2013 at noon EDT. All Pageant donations and Optional Category entry fees benefit a grant program by The Humane Society of the United States to help participating World Spay Day organizations continue their spay and neuter work after World Spay Day 2013 ends.

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