To the Editor:

The New Milford town clerk’s office would like to thank all of the people who participated in the 2015 “Coolest Canine” contest.

For the contest, in which the winner received registration as Dog Tag #1 for the year, we asked for help from the community to donate dog or cat items, or money to buy such items, for the New Milford Social Service department.

We collected generous donations and purchased pet food for families with pets.

We offer special thanks to local stores, pet groomers and local veterinarian offices for helping to promote the contest and raise awareness about the donations.

Also, thank you to the Greater New Milford Spectrum for providing information about the contest and following up with a front-page photo of the winner, Finnegan.

Our office appreciates the community being so generous toward pets in need.

Noreen Prichard

Town clerk

New Milford