Get your beloved pet, like Bentley, in the SPCA calendar. Send a photo today. Photo: Jim Bailey

Get your beloved pet, like Bentley, in the SPCA calendar. Send a photo today. Photo: Jim Bailey

Picture perfect BC SPCA calendar contest launches

To register and learn more visit spca.bc.ca/calendar.

Is there a special animal who warms your heart?

Animal partners can celebrate their dog, cat, hamster, or horse by winning a page in the BC SPCA’s 2023 Calendar.

For many animal-lovers, their bond with their pets makes every day brighter.

The Calendar Contest, presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, offers a great way to celebrate all the pets of B.C.

“Pets can be affectionate, loyal, funny and so much more. For many people they’re family,” says Tess Repenning, senior manager of digital giving for the BC SPCA.

“Each one is unique and we can’t wait to get to know all the special pets out there. Sharing your pet’s photos in our annual Calendar Contest is the perfect way to shine a light on your furry friend while raising urgently needed funds for homeless, abused and injured animals.”

Last year, the BC SPCA helped more than 100,000 domestic, farm and wild animals in need, through cruelty investigations, sheltering and adoption, emergency veterinary care and rehabilitation and a wide range of outreach, advocacy and education services.

Participants are invited to upload their pet’s photo and story to the Calendar Contest website and then invite friends and family to donate in support.

The 13 animals (12 months and one cover) with the most votes at midnight on Feb. 14 will win a spot in the 2023 BC SPCA Calendar.

This year’s contest also brings back a popular new category: even if you don’t make the top 13, those who get 25 votes or more have a chance to be selected for the Hill’s Honourable Mention spot in the calendar.

Hill’s generously provides all the food for the cats and dogs in BC SPCA care and is excited to return as the sponsor for the Calendar Contest fundraiser.

“We’re delighted to support this fun, community-building fundraiser and make an impact for animals in need. We can’t wait to see all the wonderful photos and look forward to crowning one lucky pet as the Hill’s Honourable Mention,” says Frances Cheslo, engagement specialist, Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada.

“We look forward to seeing animal-lovers come together to celebrate the special animals in their lives.”

To register and learn more visit spca.bc.ca/calendar.

For more info contact Lorie Chortyk, general manager, communications, BC SPCA, 604.830.7179, lchortyk@spca.bc.ca.

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