The winner of the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department’s first “Pup of the Pines” photo contest has been announced.
Brutus, a 17-week-old puppy, received top honors. He was recognized at the community’s annual Halloween celebration at White Horse Park on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Hunter Simon, Brutus’ owner, said Brutus is a happy and fun-loving puppy who was born deaf. He loves playing outside and wears a bell so his family will know where he is.
As “Pup of the Pines,” Brutus receives a free 2016 Ocean Pines Dog Park registration. He will also be the official face of the dog park and will be featured in the Ocean Pines Activity Guide and other postings throughout the year.
Money raised from the contest entry fees will be used for upgrades and improvements to the dog park.