CHARLOTTE, JULY 1, 2021 – The Humane Society of Charlotte (HSC) officially kicks off its newest fundraiser, Rescue Brew, in collaboration with NoDa Brewing Company today!

Pet owners in Charlotte and beyond can upload a photo of their pet and compete for the honor of Top Dog or Queen City Kitty and a chance to be featured on the can of NoDa’s special edition beer brewed just for HSC – Rescue Brew!

Photo submissions are officially open at Photos will be accepted through July 20 and voting will continue through July 31. Votes are collected through monetary donations to HSC. $1 = 1 vote and the top three dogs and top three cats with the most votes on July 31 will receive prizes and be presented to our judges, who will choose the Top Dog and Queen City Kitty that will appear on the Rescue Brew can label. The grand prize-winning dog and cat will be announced along with the unveiling of the Rescue Brew can on August 13.

 In addition to the local collaboration between the Humane Society of Charlotte and NoDa Brewing Company, the Rescue Brew photo contest recruited local Charlotte artist, Robert Wildermuth of Robert Bobby Art to design and create the one-of-a-kind can.

Robert settled in Charlotte in 2010 and while his pet portraits started as a fun afternoon painting featuring a cardinal in a 3 piece suit and monocle, it quickly turned into a full-time opportunity with local Charlotteans clamoring for custom portraits of their pets. Robert paints in a signature watercolor style and has commissioned more than 150 portraits for customers across the world. The Rescue Brew grand prize-winning dog and grand prize-winning cat will receive the original piece of artwork, created by Robert, that will become the NoDa can design.

Those interested can submit their pet’s photo and a brief description explaining why their dog or cat is the perfect face of Rescue Brew! All photo submissions require a $10 donation to HSC. For voters, $1 = 1 vote, per photo. Photos should be original and feature only one pet. All funds raised will support the mission of HSC and go directly to help animals at the Humane Society of Charlotte.

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