The winners of the Evening Express Paw Prints Competition can today be revealed.
We received almost 4,000 votes from people across the north-east in our search for find the most photogenic dog, cat or any other beloved animal.
And now the three furry – or feathery – friends who received the most votes in each category can be unveiled.
The winner of the dog category is Japanese Akita Neo, who appeared in Supplement 6 No. 935.
Feline Eevee topped the standings in the cat section with the ragdoll appearing in Supplement 3 No. 355.
Perfectly poised Amazon parrot Barney won the best of the rest section after his appearance in Supplement 1 No. 001.
The winners will also get a fantastic hamper that includes a £100 pet shop voucher, a canvas print and a trophy. All of the winners will be contacted shortly.