To the Editor:

The Town Clerk’s Office would like to thank all of the people who participated in the Coolest Canine contest, the 2018 contest in which the winner received registration as dog tag #1 for the year.

This year was the fifth annual contest, with hopes that every year more families with dogs will participate.

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 for families with pets.

A 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 photo of the winner, Tusker.

Our office appreciates the community being so generous toward pets that are in need and participating in a fun contest.

Noreen H. Prichard

New Milford Town Clerk