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Four-legged friends are stars of rescue centre's first calendar
10:32am Monday 30th September 2013 in Latest News
For the first time ever Bath Cats & Dogs Home has organised a festive animal photo shoot and put together its very own Christmas calendar and Christmas cards featuring various animal residents from the home.
In a year that has seen a dramatic rise in animal cruelty cases and pets being abandoned or given up for rehoming, the centre is really starting to feel the financial pinch.
Rachel Jones, head of fundraising, said: “Our rescue animals come in all shapes and sizes, breeds and cross breeds, ranging from domestic cats and dogs to rabbits, gerbils and ferrets.
“This year we wanted to showcase our very own four-legged calendar girls and boys in a way that would appeal to all you cat, dog and ferret fans. The calendar would make a great Christmas gift and all proceeds will go towards the care, upkeep and veterinary treatment of all our animals.”
December’s ‘calendar girl’ is Milly a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Milly was born on Christmas Day and just five months later came into the home so neglected and undernourished she ended up losing all her fur.
For all you feline fanatics, the calendar features Maggie’s kittens; Pumpkin, Treacle, Candy and Apple which feature on the October page. Mum Maggie was dumped at the rescue centre’s gates and the kittens were cared for in its special kitten unit.
Alternatively, August’s ‘calendar boys’ are Poseidon and Waikiki two abandoned mice who like nothing better than building cosy dens in their very own mini-beach hut.
Calendars cost £5.50, and Christmas cards (pack of 10) cost £3.99 with all proceeds going to the Bath-based charity.
For further information or to put your order in call (01225) 787321 or visit www.bathcatsanddogshome.org.uk
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