Toto Wins ALDF’s Rescue “Tails” Photo Contest!

Posted on November 1, 2010

After receiving more than 100 entries in our first ever Rescue “Tails” Photo Contest, and more than 2,500 votes on our five finalists, the Animal Legal Defense Fund is thrilled to announce our winner–Toto!


As Toto’s mom explains,

Toto, not in Kansas anymore: I raced bicycles in Sydney, Australia and we used an industrial complex outside of town for our weekend races. One day, as the bikes whizzed around the circuit, I noticed a little bundle of fur racing out at them on each lap. Fearing for its safety, I went to investigate and found a kitten, about seven weeks old – obviously dumped. He was nothing more than a scrap of fur and a huge purr! I scooped him up; he ate my lunch – and stole my heart for the next 16 years, from Sydney to Seattle.

As the winner of the contest, Toto’s photo will appear on ALDF’s official 2010 holiday card, which will be available for purchase on through ALDF’s website soon. Stay tuned to purchase our holiday card, starring Toto! It’s a great way to show your support for ALDF’s work for animals as you share your season’s greeting with your friends and loved ones.

A holiday e-card starring Toto will also be available soon through Voting was so close that we’ll be featuring our first runner-up, Cosmo, on a holiday e-card as well!


Have your pick and email your favorite to all of your online contacts this season.

Thank you to everyone who entered and shared your heartwarming stories–and to all of you who have opened your hearts and homes to rescued animals.


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