Candidates sought for 'Coolest Canine'

The second annual "Coolest Canine" contest is underway in New Milford.

In anticipation of June as dog licensing month, Town Clerk Noreen Prichard is welcoming entries for a contest to win a symbolic No. 1 tag.

Entries will be accepted through Friday, May 8.

Mail or drop off a current 4-inch by 6-inch photo of the dog to Town Clerk, 10 Main St, New Milford, CT 06776 or email

Entries should include the name of the dog, owner's name and phone number.

Those who wish to vote for their favorites dogs should stop by the town clerk's office in town hall during office hours from May 11 to May 29.

Pet or monetary donations would be welcomed to help New Milford Social Services aid families with animals in need.