Humane Society to host 10th annual Pin Up Paws fundraiser, pet calendar

‘Mission Pawsible’ event and calendar theme to feature local pets

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The St. Augustine Humane Society has launched its 10th annual Pin Up Paws pet calendar photo contest with the theme this year, “Mission Pawsible”. The fundraiser supports the non-profit’s accomplishments since launching the contest in 2010 and the organization’s mission of promoting healthy lifelong pet ownership while reducing the rate of relinquishment to shelters.  For a chance to have a pet featured in the full color, high-quality calendar, photos are submitted with heartfelt and entertaining descriptions to let people know why they should vote for the pet to be featured in the calendar for donations starting at $1 for votes. Last year, more than $23,000 was raised by the effort for calendar votes and donations to the campaign. For more information, call (904) 829-2737 or email mmurphy@staughumane.org. Visit the contest website at www.PinUpPaws.com.

The pet with the most number of votes at the end of the contest will be the first-place winner, and will receive the coveted cover spot on the 2021 Pin Up Paws Calendar. Each of the 12 second place winners will be featured on one of the months in the calendar. All first and second place winners will receive a professional photography session along with gift certificates from Columbia Restaurant as part of the prize package. The 12 pets with the next highest number of votes will be runners-up, and will have the image they submitted to the contest and a brief description of their pet featured in a one and a half-inch space in the calendar.  The top 80 pet contestants will have their submitted photos included in a calendar collage. The “Mission Pawsible” calendar will feature the winning pets with secret agent attire and props. Voting ends on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. when winners will be revealed.

Styling and photography sessions will take place with award winning photographer, Addison Fitzgerald who has donated his talents to the Humane Society since the calendar’s inception. Local fine artist and graphic designer, Maribel Angel continues to donate her creative talents to designing the distinctive calendar publication. And, the Humane Society is receiving a promotional billboard to be donated by Clear Channel Outdoor for eight weeks along I-95 in St. Johns County.

The completed calendar will be revealed at the Pin Up Paws Party on Thursday, Oct. 22 beginning at 6 p.m., Guy Harvey Resort, 860 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine Beach.

Price is $65 a ticket for dinner, live music, silent auction, wine pull, refreshments and more.

The calendars will be available for $10 each starting in October with purchase available online, by phone, or at the Humane Society plus area retail locations. The Humane Society is located at 1665 Old Moultrie Rd. in St. Augustine. All proceeds from submissions, votes, sponsorships, and sales will benefit the programs and services of the St. Augustine Humane Society. The campaign and calendar sales and events will benefit St. Augustine Humane Society’s spay, neuter and surgery clinic, along with services and programs, and current expansion.

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