CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's time to meet the cats named Lucy through Maple in cleveland.com's contest to find the Cutest Cat in Greater Cleveland.
Note: We received many cats named Lucy and could not fit all of their pictures in one gallery. If you don't see your Lucy in today's gallery, check out Thursday's photo gallery.
With about 3,500 kitties entered in the contest by their owners, cleveland.com is publishing all the pictures over a 5-week period, organized in alphabetical order by the cats' first names. In the photo gallery above are cats named Lucy through Maple.
One photo gallery will be posted daily at cleveland.com/best through March 14. The Top 100 Cutest Cat finalists will be announced on March 15.
The galleries contain one photo of each feline entered in the contest through email or by attending the free photo shoot that was held at cleveland.com's office in January.
Meanwhile, a five-person selection committee from cleveland.com is pouring over the photos to decide the 100 finalists. From there, readers will determine the Top 10 -- as well as the order of the Top 10 finish -- through voting in online polls.
Here's links to all the other cat photo galleries that have been published:
Aaloo through Azusa: See contest photos of cats named Aaloo-Asusa
Photo gallery #1
BaBa through Bellah: See contest photos of cats named BaBa-Bellah
Photo gallery #2
Bellatrix through Boo: See contest photos of cats named Bellatrix-Boo
Photo gallery #3
Boo Boo Beefcake through Buttons: See contest photos of cats named Boo Boo Beefcake-Buttons
Photo gallery #4
C.C. through Charley: See contest photos of cats named C.C.-Charley
Photo gallery #5
Charlie through Chumbee: See contest photos of cats named Charlie-Chumbee
Photo gallery #6
Chumly through Cuddles: See contest photos of cats named Chumly-Cuddles
Photo gallery #7
Cupcake through Dolly: See contest photos of cats named Cupcake-Dolly
Photo gallery #8
Domino through Ethel: See contest photos of cats named Domino-Ethel
Photo gallery #9
Eva through Frankie: See contest photos of cats named Eva-Frankie
Photo gallery #10
Frankie through Gio: See contest photos of cats Frankie-Gio
Photo gallery #11
Giorgio through Harriet Tubman: See contest photos of cats Giorgio-Harriet Tubman
Photo Gallery #12
Harry through Ivy: See contest photos of cats Harry-Ivy
Photo gallery #13
Izzie through Jobu: See contest photos of cats Izzie-Jobu
Photo gallery #14
Joe through Kinzy: See contest photos of cats Joe-Kinzy
Photo gallery #15
Kipper through Lenny: See contest photos of cats Kipper-Lenny
Photo gallery #16
Leo through Lito: See contest photos of cats Leo-Lito
Photo gallery #17
Little Babe through Lucy: See contest photos of cats Little Babe-Lucy.
Photo gallery #18
Throughout February and March we will also publish special category winners such as the cats with the Prettiest Eyes, Best Mustaches and Cats We Most Want to Cuddle With.
Look for lots more content throughout the contest at cleveland.com/best, including videos and features.
Remember, if you don't see your cat pictured yet, please be patient and watch for the alphabetical galleries to roll out daily through March 14.
Notable: To be eligible for the Top 10, the cat must reside in Northeast Ohio (Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit, Portage, Lake and Geauga counties).
Note to dog lovers: cleveland.com will once again conduct a contest to find the Cutest Dog in Northeast Ohio. It will be conducted during the summertime. More details will be announced at cleveland.com/best in the coming months.
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