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SPCA accepting nominations for ‘most remarkable pet’

February 11, 2017

Know a phenomenal pet making a difference in the community?

For the fourth year, the SPCA says it’s looking for the community’s most remarkable pet. The SPCA is accepting nominations for Serena’s Star through Feb. 25 to all pets, any species or breed, adopted or purebred.

The pet must permanently reside in the CSRA.

The award is named after Serena, a dog rescued by resident Steve Briggs and family. The dog went from shelter life to providing comfort to others including challenged children and wounded veterans, according to Claire Roberson, SPCA’s community outreach director.

This is the fourth year the Briggs family has partnered with the SPCA to recognize another star animal.

Roberson said people read news about extraordinary people in the community every day, and the SPCA believes animals are amazing, as well.

“We though it was only right to honor our furry friends,” she said.

The winner of Serena’s Star will receive a $500 reward from Serena, herself, and her owners, Steve and Doris Briggs. The winner will also be presented with a framed photo that will be displayed in the SPCA’s Marr Training and Education Center.

Online nomination forms are available at www.LetLoveLive.org/serenasstar or applicants can print and mail a nomination form to Attn: Claire Roberson; SPCA Albrecht Center; 199 Willow Run Road; Aiken, SC 29801.

The SPCA says the winner will be announced at the its Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on March 6.

To read more about Serena’s story, visit letlovelive.org/serenasstar.