The winners of Ohio Valley Publishing’s 2015 Cutest Pets contest have been announced. The first-place winner Derek Jackson, of Mason County, with his entry of Dallas. Pictured with Jackson and Dallas is Brian Hendrickson DVM of Riverbend Animal Clinic in Gallipolis. Second place went to Ingeborg Adams, of Gallia County, for her entry of Alfie. Pictured with Adams (far right) and Alfie are Michelle Duckwork, manager, and Danielle Epling, member services, at Peoples Federal Credit Union in Point Pleasant. Riverbend Animal Clinic and Peoples Federal Credit Union served as this year’s contest co-sponsors. The contest received more than 22 submissions with 480 votes cast from folks Mason, Gallia and Meigs counties. The “Cutest Pets Contest” is one of many popular contests offer by Civitas Media’s Ohio Valley Publishing, which includes the Point Pleasant Register, Gallipolis Daily Tribune, The Daily Sentinel in Pomeroy, and the Sunday Times-Sentinel.