I recently got my 2015 Diabetic Cats in Need Extra-Sweet Kitties fundraising calendar, featuring my baby Belladonna as Miss February, which got me thinking — it’s the end of the year, and the holiday gift-giving season is upon us.
If you like to get calendars for friends and loved ones as holiday gifts, or even if you’re looking for a calendar to grace your own walls, here are seven options that benefit cat charities.
The people at the Cat House on the Kings promises that its 2015 calendar is full of cuteness and happy endings, and if the cover photo is any indication, they’re not lying. Proceeds from sales will help the organization continue to operate its no-kill, cage-free shelter and offer education and low-cost spay/neuter referrals in the Central Valley area of California.
Because of the rave reviews from the people who already bought their 2015 Extra-Sweet Kitties Calendars, Diabetic Cats in Need has chosen to make another 50 copies available for order through Nov. 30, 2014. The money raised by this calendar helps DCIN support diabetic cats in their original, adoptive, shelter, and rescue homes; helps to rehome unwanted diabetic cats; and helps to educate caregivers on the appropriate treatment of diabetic cats.
Get a copy of this calendar, filled with 37 gorgeous images of cats who won the organization’s online photo contest. Your purchase will help this Naples, Florida-based organization find homes for adoptable cats, do TNR operations and help low-income pet owners be able to keep their feline friends.
Well-known cat-loving men from throughout Nova Scotia posed with kitties for this calendar, a fundraiser for the Cat Angel Network. Proceeds will help the network to support Nova Scotia-based organizations doing TNR and operating spay/neuter programs for low-income cat guardians. The calendars are available at rescue groups throughout Nova Scotia, and a few are available by mail order, too.
Each year, MEOW Cat Rescue puts together a calendar featuring several of the organization’s happy-endings stories. Your purchase helps this Mercer Island, Washington-based group continue to operate its no-kill rescue center and kitty foster home program and educate about responsible cat care.
This organization’s annual calendar features photos of rescued Siamese and Siamese-mix cats and helps the Siamese Cat Rescue Center with its efforts to find homes for Meezers in need all across the United States.
The Stray Cat Alliance is known throughout California for its tireless work to establish a no-kill nation, one cat at a time, through its adoption, foster and TNR programs. This calendar features felines who have been rescued and provides funds for SCA’s many efforts on cats’ behalf.
Do you know of any other fundraising calendars? If so, please tell us about them in the comments and include a link where they can be purchased.
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About JaneA Kelley: Punk-rock cat mom, science nerd, animal shelter volunteer and all-around geek with a passion for bad puns, intelligent conversation, and role-play adventure games. She gratefully and gracefully accepts her status as chief cat slave for her family of feline bloggers, who have been writing their award-winning cat advice blog, Paws and Effect, since 2003.