Humane Society Pet Photo calendars available

Published 7:56 am Thursday, November 17, 2011

Not many rescue cats have as much to purr about as Brandy Grace.

She is a two-time cover cat for the Humane Society of Pike County’s Pet Photo Calendar.

Brandy Grace is the family pet of Kenny and Elaine Pinckard of Troy and is featured on the cover of the Humane Society of Pike County’s 2012 Pet Photo Calendar and was also the cover for the 2010 calendar.

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The calendar includes photos of the 86 entries in the annual photo contest as monthly and weekly features and as honorable mention.

The 2012 Pet Photo Calendars are now available at businesses in Troy and Brundidge, including most banks and veterinarian clinics.

“The businesses that have the calendars for sale have signs posted and they have been so generous in working with us and we really appreciate their support,” said Lisa Howard, contest chair. “The Pet Photo Calendars are $10 and make great Christmas gifts. The funds that are raised through the Pet Photo Contest and the sale of the calendars support the humane society’s annual spay and neuter programs as well as our feral cat, family in need and in-school educational programs.”

Howard said that, even in these difficult economic times, the Pet Photo Contest was again a great success.

“We had 87 entries last year and 86 this year so we were very pleased with the participation and thank everyone who entered a pet photo and all of those who cast votes for their favorite pet photo,” she said. “Now, we encourage everyone to continue supporting the humane society’s efforts to reduce the number of abused and neglected animals in Pike County by purchasing a 2012 Pet Photo Calendar.”

Howard said the spay and neuter programs of the Pike County Humane Society greatly reduce the number of abandoned and neglected dogs and cats.

“We offer the spay and neuter program once and usually twice a year,” she said. “This year, we have increased the amount that the humane society pays for each procedure from $40 to $50.”

The humane society’s fall spay and neuter program is underway and Howard said funds are still available for those who take advantage of this opportunity.

“When you take a dog or cat to the vet for a spay or neuter procedure, all you have to do is tell them that you are participating in the Humane Society of Alabama’s spay and neuter program and they will deduct $50 from the cost of the procedure.”

Howard said the program will continue as long as funds are available.

For more information about the Humane Society of Pike County and its programs, contact Howard at 334-672-4440.