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Models to autograph calendars at weekend event

Calendar sales recently skyrocketed after recent news coverage both locally and nationally about one woman’s opposition to the calendar. Calendar sales recently skyrocketed after recent news coverage both locally and nationally about one woman’s opposition to the calendar.

From the SPCA of East Texas:

TYLER, TX - The SPCA of East Texas calendar models will autograph copies of the 2014 “Taking it off for the dogs” calendar at the SPCA adoption center at 5318 Old Bullard Road on Saturday, January 25, from 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The calendar features prominent businessmen, over the age of 50, who are partially clothed to draw attention to the severe problem in East Texas of abused and homeless dogs. Over 1,000 calendars have been sold so far; raising over $20,000 for the SPCA. But calendar sales recently skyrocketed after recent news coverage both locally and nationally about one woman’s opposition to the calendar. One of the men featured in the calendar is the board president of Tyler’s Meals on Wheels and a board member decided to resign after he appeared in the calendar.

On Monday night, the story will air on CNN during the Anderson Cooper 360 show. “This national exposure has not only increased the organization’s sales proceeds but highlighted a need in our community that the SPCA is working to correct,” said SPCA board member and calendar producer Cindi Featherston-Shields.

The public is invited to come out and meet the gentlemen who are featured in the calendar and to see firsthand the work that the adoption center is doing here in our city. Dogs and cats will be available for adoption and the cost of the calendar is $20.

The SPCA of East Texas has helped hundreds of homeless and abused dogs, cats and horses find a permanent, forever family since forming in 2010. The SPCA adoption center is open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All animals are fully vetted after being rescued from homeless situations. The SPCA of East Texas is seeking private donations to build a regional rescue and adoption center on Grande Boulevard in Tyler.

For more information on the program, contact the SPCA of East Texas at 903-596-SPCA or 596-7722, visit our website at www.takingitoffforthedogs.com or like us on Facebook.

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