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Pat's Prized Pets Challenge: Show Us Your Unusual-Looking Pet

Tag @nbcwashington and #PatsPrizedPets on Instagram and Twitter or email to share your unusual-looking pet by 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 30

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All this month NBC4 is helping to Clear the Shelters and find forever homes for our furry friends.

To celebrate this year’s campaign, Pat Collins is back with a new Pat’s Prized Pets challenge.

This year, we’re searching for the most unusual-looking pet.

If you think your pet looks a bit peculiar, it’s easy to join the challenge. Just take a picture.

Post your photo to Twitter or Instagram and tag @nbcwashington, #CleartheShelters and #PatsPrizedPets. Or, email us at

Entries will be accepted until Aug. 30, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

There are a few rules: The images can’t be filtered or altered, and never put a pet in any danger.

Pat can’t wait to see your pics!

Here’s more information on Clear the Shelters and where to find a shelter in your area.

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