Animal Services Tails of Hope Short Story Writing Contest

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Back in July we asked our community to write a short story about their furry friend. We were thrilled to receive so many creative and high quality submissions and are happy to announce our top 3 winners, one from each age category:

  • My Cat Daisy, by Sofia: 5-7 years old  
  • The Winter Adventure of Mouse and Squirrel, by Maddie: 8-10 years old
  • The Runaway, by Scarlett: 11-12 years old

Young authors received a professionally published copy of their story and 4 large compilation books were created to highlight the top 11 entries. 2 compilation books will be in circulation at the Pickering Public Library, while 1 will remain at the Pickering Animal Shelter and at HiFive Kids Dental & Braces. We encourage the community to stop into each of the locations to read these talented authors stories.  

Congratulations to all of our young authors!

Here are the top 3 stories, one from each age category. Participants are shown below. 


Photo Gallery: AS 2021 Short Story Contest will appear here on the public site.



A big thank you to Hifive Kids Dental & Braces for sponsoring this initiative.

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