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Update: Christmas Costume Contest for Bladen County Pets

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Bladen County Animal Control Board is raising funds to benefit Dr. N.W. Midyette Animal Shelter (Bladen County Animal Control and Shelter) in Elizabethtown. The board is hosting a Christmas Costume Contest (for Bladen County pets only) on BladenOnline starting today, November 28.

Dr. N.W. Midyette Animal Shelter, also known as the Bladen County Animal Control/Shelter is an open-door facility.

Mike Jackson, chairman of the board, said, “We provide shelter and care to stray or surrendered animals. We reunite lost pets with their owners and encourage animal population control. We are committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the people and pets in our County by enforcing the NC Rabies Laws.”

To enter your dressed-up pet in the contest, email a photo to The photos will be published for voting on December 28th and 29th. The contest voting results will be announced on December 30, 2020. The top five vote-getters will receive prizes.

Sponsors of the contest are as follows:

Gold Sponsors:
Bladen Animal Hospital

Silver Sponsors:
Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve
Barking Lot

Bronze Sponsors:

McDuffie Pest Control

Four County EMC

Bladen Off Road

Bladen Express Lube & Tire

Hester Tire

Farm Bureau

Thompson’s Small Engine
Whimsical Gifts
Ellis Robeson Electric, Inc.
Farm Bureau Insurance
Affordable Auto
Dan’s Golf Car and Trailer Sales, LLC
Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, LLC
Johnson Law Firm
Ray’s Inc.
Kuraray America
Sheriff Jim McVicker

The board members are Kyle Lewis, Gail Dove, Audrea Brisson, Mike Jackson, Sonya K Edge, Eddie Knight, Dr. Sheila Hanby. The board members are standing by to help with sponsorships and prizes. For more information, call Mike Jackson at 910-874-2894, call BladenOnline at 910-876-5393, or email

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