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Cleveland County pet owners are welcome to win their share of more than $10,000 in cash and prizes offered by the International Pet Owners Club in the 2006 Fall Cutest Pet Photo Contest.

The deadline for the contest is Oct. 15. The contest is open to every person and every pet -- from dogs and cats to rabbits and mice -- and entry is free.

"Every pet owner has at least one photo that shows just how cute their pet is," contest chair Rosa Bonbeur said. "When people learn about the contest, they get excited about the chance at winning and the potential for national attention."

To enter, send one photograph size 8-by-10 inches or smaller and include the photographer's name and address on the back to: 2006 Fall Photo Contest c/o The International Pet Owners Club, P.O. Box 1908, Pittsburg, KS 66762.

Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 15. Those who want to enter a photo also may do so online at

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