Hickory – Humane Society of Catawba County is currently accepting photo entries for the 2018 Furry Faces Calendar. “It’s a fun way to show off your four-legged family member, all while changing the lives of homeless animals in our community,” said Alicia Blackburn, marketing manager at HSCC. Contest ends July 31st at midnight.

The top thirteen winners will be featured in the 2018 calendar which will be available for purchase in the fall. Please note this year the contest format has changed, and the photo you submit will likely not be used in the final calendar.  A professional photo of your pet will be taken and used in the final publication.  The winning contestants will be offered a photo shoot, and a final selection will be chosen from the photos taken. Arrangements for location of photo shoot will be made once the contest has concluded.  “Our hope is that these images will allow for a high quality calendar, with a consistent and professional look; the photo you submit is for voting purposes only,” said Blackburn.

All votes placed and all dollars raised will help HSCC change the lives of homeless animals in need.

HSCC operates through the generosity and support of individuals in the community. HSCC does not receive any tax dollars, United Way funding, or receive portions of donations made to national humane organizations.

Each year HSCC finds homes for hundreds of rescue animals, provides low cost spay/ neuter and vaccine clinics, and offers humane educational programs. All donations are tax-deductible.  Visit HSCC’s website to enter and vote: www.catawbahumane.org

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities: Any local business in the Unifour area, can sponsor one month of the HSCC calendar for $250 and receive a company logo featured on the sponsored month and 10 free calendars to give away to customers.

Cover sponsor level is $500, and will feature the sponsor’s logo on the cover and 25 free calendars. Interested sponsors call 828-464-8878 to speak with Alicia Blackburn.