Pet calendar raises money for animal shelter, seeks submissions

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The Humane Society seeks submissions to fill its pet calendarPets that like to strut their stuff on the catwalk, French poodles and German Shepherds who dabble in the latest European fashions trends and hamsters with visions of becoming the next Miss July may have a creative outlet.

In preparation for their Almost Home 2010 calendar, the U.S. Humane Society is accepting photos of pets around the country. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and will be notified by late November, the Lafayette Journal and Courier reports.

The calendars, which will be available on December 13, cost $12.50 each and will raise money to help the Almost Home Humane Society in efforts to control the pet population, promote pet care and give shelter to homeless and neglected animals.

Contestants must submit a pet photo by this Friday, along with an entry form and $5.

"This is a fun thing that gives people a chance to interact with us, and it doesn’t cost much," said Michelle Warren, the Humane Society’s executive director.

The Almost Home Humane Society is an independent nonprofit agency that sates its mission is "the prevention of cruelty to animals, relief of suffering among animals and the extension of humane education."

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