CPHS pet calendar collections due

Pet owners competing in the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society’s “Picture Perfect Pet” calendar contest will be wrapping up their donation collection campaign very soon.
“All funds (or votes as they are called) need to be turned in on or before Saturday, June 11,” according to CPHS Executive Director, Dave Hopkins.
More than 90 pet owners have been soliciting votes in the form of donations for their animals, hoping to win top spots as “months” on the calendar which is scheduled to be printed and ready for distribution sometime in early September. The calendars will be available for purchase at the shelter, the CPHS Thrift Shop and some local participating merchants. They’ll sell for $7 ($5 for CPHS members).
Competing pet owners are being asked to count up their cash donations and write just one check to cover the contribution. Checks can be made out to: CPHS.
“They don’t necessarily need to hand deliver them, but we’ll need a copy of their original receipt from their photographer so we can authenticate it and give them back a receipt showing how much they raised,” said Hopkins.
The results of the contest will be announced after all the “votes” are turned in, according to Hopkins.
“This is our first year for this event and we’re ‘feeling our way through it’ but it’s been very smooth so far. We’re looking forward to finishing up by raising a nice amount to help our homeless animals.”
Organizers of the project are still looking for local businesses to purchase “patron” ads on the calendar. The ads are small business listings and are $25 each.
For more information or questions about the contest, contact Dave Hopkins at 942-2477.