THESE are the winners of the popular 2012 Pet Factor competition run by the Weekly News and our sister papers.

The overall winner of the competition was Carly Hutchings, of Taunton, whose dog, Bertie, was crowned champion pet.

Second in the dogs category was Pauline Webber, of North Petherton, with her dog, Lola, while Nikki Lloyd and Olly, of Bridgwater were third.

Julie Holley and Mr Darcy, of Taunton, won first prize in the cats category, while Vince Davey, of Highbridge, won the ‘other’ category with his goat, Heidi.

The competition was sponsored by Pampurredpets, Barking Heads, Companion Vets, Unwin Photography, Taunton Racecourse, Watermarque, Wookey Hole and Alpha Trophies.