Wednesday, September 14, 2011

6 Packs/9 Lives Calendar Helps Homeless Cats

Via PR Newswire - Not one but 15 cool cats grace the pages of an innovative 12-month calendar featuring a bevy of cat-loving men posing for a cause.

The quirky 2012 calendar, aptly dubbed 6 Packs/9 Lives, is the brainchild of Found Animals Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to decreasing animal shelter euthanasia.

The light-hearted calendar is aimed at breaking the cat-owner stereotype, as well as driving home a more profound message about the plight of cats in animal shelters across the nation.

The calendar is one of the foundation's inventive cat campaigns designed to encourage animal lovers to help save a life by adopting a cat from their local animal shelter. Each year, 6-8 million animals enter U.S. shelters and 3-4 million are euthanized – 75 percent of those are cats.

"The calendar is an attention-grabbing tool to help homeless cats and our way of showing the public that cat owners consist of all types of people," said Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals. "We know that cats make great pets for any life stage or style and we are confident this calendar will bring awareness to the cause of cat adoption in a fun way."

The calendar is available to purchase on and for $13.99 plus shipping and handling, as well as in select stores nationwide. A generous portion of all sales will go towards Found Animals' ongoing cat initiatives, including spay and neuter, microchipping and licensing, adoption events and promotions.

Found Animals will also be donating thousands of copies to local shelters, rescue groups and other cat-oriented organizations, which in turn will be sold as a fundraising tool for those respective organizations.

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