Press Release: OPIN to Host Second Annual Pet Tail Video Contest and Awards Gala

STAMFORD, CT, February 10, 2011 – Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN), the area’s all-volunteer non-profit advocate for homeless pets in Connecticut, is now accepting entries for its second annual Pet Tail Video Awards.  Award honorees will be announced and nominated videos will be shown on the big screen at the 2011 Pet Tail Video Contest and Awards Gala on Friday, April 15, 2011 at the University of Connecticut, One University Place in Stamford, Connecticut.

Now in its second year, the Pet Tail Video Awards is part of a benefit gala event hosted by OPIN and Stamford Animal Care & Control.  The gala incorporates the video award announcements with a silent auction and cocktail reception.  All funds that OPIN raises at this event will go towards their life-saving programs such as providing medical support for pets in need, pet-owner training programs, foster programs, and adoption initiatives.

The public is invited to submit entries in the form of a short (30 seconds to 3 minute) video, starring their pet, by visiting the OPIN website at  Submission is free and all entries must be received by March 13, 2011. 

The five award categories are Best Pawformance, Best Bell-Rubbin’ Comedy, Best Musical Tail, Best Real Life Tail, and Best Rescue Tail.

In addition to obtaining the best video award, nominees are also eligible to win a Flip Video camcorder and a Jasper Award trophy, OPIN’s version of the Oscar. Winning videos will be shown in full length on the evening of the gala.

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About Outreach to Pets in Need (OPIN)

OPIN is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose mission is to decrease the population of homeless pets in Connecticut through medical treatment, training, public education, and placement programs. OPIN supports pets at Stamford Animal Care & Control and beyond, and provides temporary foster homes for pets of domestic violence victims and homeless pets. As well, they are a member of Pets for Patriots, an organization who helps military members honorably adopt adult shelter pets. For more information, please visit

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Outreach To Pets In Need, Inc.
P.O. Box 488
Riverside, CT  06878