As Athens went under a shelter-in-place on March 19, most residents have been instructed to work from home. For Athens pets, this has meant having people around all the time. How are pets and people coping? We invited readers to submit photos and share their stories.

Three photos will be selected as winners by the photo and design team of The Red & Black in the categories: dog, cat and "other" (which can include everything from rabbits and goats to lizards and parrots).

The contest is also a fundraiser for the Athens Area Humane Society.

For each photo entered, The Red & Black will donate $5 to the humane society. Readers are invited to make donations, too.

To enter a pet, go to