August 23, 2013 - 8:31 AM
KAMLOOPS - Do you have a photogenic pup, cute cat or huggable hamster? Why not showcase your pet in the upcoming Kamloops SPCA pet lovers calendar?
The local branch is giving pet owners the opportunity to place a picture of their pet in the 2014 Kamloops SPCA pet lovers calendar as way to raise much needed funds for the shelter.
Staff got the idea from another organization that has successfully used photo calendars as a fundraiser for more than seven years and so far the interest in a local calendar has been very strong.
“We’ve had staff and volunteers, you’d expect that,” Tammy Makortoff says, “but we’ve also had a lot of interest from the general and past adopters.”
The calendar has the potential to pull in more than $10,000 for the shelter just from photo placement and with all large month photos, the front cover and half the smaller individual days already sold, they are well on their way to making this a successful fundraiser.
Makortoff says getting your pet placed in the calendar is as easy as emailing the Kamloops SPCA with a nice photo and date preference (and backup date, just in case) and once the date is approved payment can be made by phone, stopping by the shelter or by mailing/dropping off a cheque. Small photos cost just $25, with subsequent photos priced at $20.
Deadline for submissions is Sept. 15.
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