Homeward Bound Waggin is an organization that has taken over for Paw Pals which closed their doors months ago. They are handling the many requests for assistance for emergency medical costs, something Paw Pals had been handling. Like Paw Pals, they are in need of additional funds to be able to help people with pets.

They have held numerous fun raisers to help their cause and have come up with another one for this holiday season. It is called the "Santa Fur Baby Contest." From now through December 10, people can submit Christmas photos of their fur babies either through Facebook, email,or snail mail.

Send your photo to hbwsantafurbaby@gmail.com, the Homeward Bound Waggin, Inc. Facebook page, or mail it to HBW, P.O. Box 3261, Quincy, Illinois 62305. Entries must be postmarked by December 8 to be eligible.

A committee will then choose a top ten finalist list which will be displayed December 14 through December 27 at both Pet Supplies Plus at 48th and Broadway and Klingele Veterinary Clinic at 4601 Broadway. People can then stop by and vote for their favorite "fur baby" at one dollar per vote. They can also use HBW Paypal account to place their votes by noting their choice in the comment/note area.

The winner will be announced on December 30 with that person getting a $25 Pet Supplies Plus gift card along with the notoriety of being the 2013 Santa Fur Baby of the Year.