Colossal, a global leader in fundraising for charities through online competitions, has announced that voting is officially open to find the 2024 America’s Favorite Pets. The competition calls on pet parents from every corner of the globe to showcase their cuddly kitties and precious pups, all while supporting the Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). This cat and dog extravaganza promises a delightful experience, featuring special appearances by the charming Eric Stonestreet, his sidekick Rocscoe and the internet sensation Nala Cat.
PAWS aims to help cats, dogs and wild animals thrive in happy, healthy homes or in their natural habitats and since 1967, this organization has united more than 130,000 companion animals with loving families and cared for 140,000 injured and orphaned wild animals.
“There are few sentiments more heartwarming than humans helping animals — and that’s what PAWS does every day, all year round,” said Colossal CEO Mary Hagen.
In 2023, Colossal raised more than $3.2 million to benefit PAWS and this monumental contribution was recognized with the inaugural – Colossal Kindness Award at PAWS’ 56th annual Wild Night gala. PAWS Director of Public Affairs Mick Szydlowski said, “We truly feel that nobody deserves praise more than the Colossal team. Hence, we created this award and named it in their honor.”
One cat and dog will get their claws on the coveted title of 2024 America’s Favorite Pet. These victors also get a star feature on the cover and in the pages of Modern Cat and Modern Dog, respectively. Meanwhile, their human counterparts will be rewarded with a generous $10,000 each!
The four-legged champions will also be taking home their very own pet portraits, courtesy of competition sponsor Crown & Paw, a custom pet goods brand dedicated to helping owners immortalize their cherished companions through uniquely themed pet portraits.
AFP is also sponsored by:
- Furbaby Socks is a New York-based company specializing in crafting playful custom face socks.
- KONG, renowned for innovative and durable products, is committed to providing top-quality toys and treats for the nation’s most beloved animals.
- Love, Nala makes cat food, treats and supplements filled with wholesome, healthy, nutritious ingredients.
To learn more about the competition, click here.