NEWS — 19 August 2014

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As Roses from across the globe descend on Tralee this weekend for one of Ireland’s most famous festivals, there are a few furry creatures that are trying to give the girls a run for their money.

The first ever Nose of Tralee competition has been set up online, for owners to enter their pets to compete for Facebook votes in order to win a photo shoot with a pet photographer.

The competition was open to all kinds of pets, and with the preliminary round over each county has a representative.

Closing votes at 8pm this evening so log on to the Facebook page here in order to have your say in the voting.

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The current leader is County Down entrant, Staffordshire bull terrier Buster (pictured right) who has an overwhelming 685 votes at present. However, Kildare Great Dane Gia is not too far behind, currently sitting on 516 votes.

The event was sponsored by Pet Sitters Ireland and was described as an online competition for pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Proud pet owners were asked to submit photos of their pets looking cute or performing tricks for a chance to represent their county and try to win the overall prize.

Kate McQuillan, Managing Director of Pet Sitters Ireland says “This is a great opportunity for pets of all shapes and sizes to compete to represent their county and become crowned the 2014 Nose of Tralee. We would love all types of animals to enter – not just cats and dogs. There is no reason the 2014 Nose of Tralee couldn’t be a hamster!”

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