Pierz cat wins $500 for its family and for the MCAHS

By Tina SnellStaff Writer

The Goebels of Pierz are $500 richer, thanks to their cat, Cleo. The Morrison County Animal Humane Society (MCAHS) also is $500 richer.

Between May 5 and June 1, Coborn’s sponsored a “pet-tastic” photo contest for its customers.

“Our customers love their pets and we wanted them to show us how funny and fabulous they are,” said Andrew Schepers, contest coordinator.

Cleo the cat, Pierz, was entered into Coborn’s “Top Dog and Coolest Cat” contest by owners Angela and Savannah Goebel. A picture of her as a kitten dressed as a cheerleader won from more than 1,300 submitted entries. Cleo won $500 for her owners and $500 for the Morrison County Animal Humane Society (MCAHS). Pictured are (from left): Andrew Schepers, senior web designer for Coborn’s and coordinator of the contest; General Manager of Coborn’s in Little Falls Greg Zylka, Director of the MCAHS Connie Bursey; and owners of Cleo, Angela and Savannah Goebel. Savannah is holding Cleo.

Cleo the cat, Pierz, was entered into Coborn’s “Top Dog and Coolest Cat” contest by owners Angela and Savannah Goebel. A picture of her as a kitten dressed as a cheerleader won from more than 1,300 submitted entries. Cleo won $500 for her owners and $500 for the Morrison County Animal Humane Society (MCAHS). Pictured are (from left): Andrew Schepers, senior web designer for Coborn’s and coordinator of the contest; General Manager of Coborn’s in Little Falls Greg Zylka, Director of the MCAHS Connie Bursey; and owners of Cleo, Angela and Savannah Goebel. Savannah is holding Cleo.

One Cool Cat and one Top Dog each won a $500 Coborn’s gift card. Two randomly selected voters each won a $50 gift card.

The winners of the two contests were also able to choose an animal shelter in their community to receive an additional $500 donation from Coborn’s.

“Coborn’s and our sponsors want to recognize the great work local non-profit shelters do in keeping animals safe and finding loving homes for pets.”

More than 1,300 entries were submitted and the judges were able to reduce that number to 25 cats and 25 dogs as finalists.

Customers then voted online and Cleo won the top prize as “Coolest Cat.”

The “Top Dog,” Taz, lives in Princeton. He chose Ruff Start Rescue to receive a $500 donation.

“When I saw the poster in Coborn’s about the contest, I thought it would be fun to enter and win $500 for the MCAHS,” said Angela Goebel. “I adopted Cleo from there two years ago.”

Goebel said she knew the contest was for a good cause and that the MCAHS was always needing funds.

The $500 may be used to purchase a veterinary scale for the shelter.

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