The SPCA of East Texas will have its 2014 calendar preview party at 6 p.m. today at Hollytree Country Club.
A dozen community leaders bravely “took it off for the dogs” to tell the naked truth about the needs and services of the SPCA of East Texas, according to an SPCA news release.
Each month features an image and biography of a community-minded individual who has donated money and/or given generously of their time to support SPCA efforts. They include J.B. Smith, former Smith County sheriff, and his former chief deputy, Bobby Garmon. Also included are leading dental professionals, an educator and business owners.
Each month also features an SPCA of East Texas rescue dog representing successful adoption stories and information on the SPCA’s services and building plans. In the past year, the SPCA has opened a local spay/neuter clinic, opened a temporary adoption center and rescued and adopted 147 homeless animals, all through foster homes.
In 2014, they will launch the building campaign for the Animal Services Center, a state-of-the-art animal shelter facility that will serve Tyler and Smith County. The immediate objective is the thousands of dogs and cats euthanized annually and the need for affordable spay/neuter programs. Extended plans include an activity center for children’s community events and local kennel clubs.
The calendar will be on sale for $19.99 at the preview party, as well as at other events throughout December and January. The calendar also may be purchased online atwww.takingitoffforthedogs.com .
Proceeds will go toward the building of the Animal Services Center.
For more information, contact Cindi Featherston-Shields at 903-520-7370 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.