Last-minute item for the pet lover
The Aspen/Pitkin Animal Shelter has released its 2005 Pet Calendar filled with a wide array of pet portraits. All proceeds will support Aspen’s new shelter facility.The weekly planner is a fund-raiser for the new, no-kill shelter, which has been under construction since September. Sponsored pages in the planner sold quickly last spring and raised more than $60,000.”There’s nowhere I know that’s dog and cat friendlier than Aspen,” said calendar coordinator Adam Goldsmith. “The calendar has helped raise much needed funds for the new shelter and given people in our community a vehicle to showcase their four-legged family members.”The 200-page, spiral-bound desk calendars cost $35 and are available at Rocky Mountain Pet Shop, Aspen Animal Hospital, the Woody Creek Store, Tailwaggers, CB Paws, Aspen Book Store in The Little Nell and the Aspen Animal Shelter. Calendars will also be available, while they last, at the shelter’s holiday table on the Hyman Avenue mall during select days in late December.Sponsored pages for next year’s calendar are also available for $250, $500, and $1,200, depending on placement. “The calendar was a huge success. We have already sold several pages in the 2006 edition to people who were shut out this year, and we fully expect to sell out again,” said shelter director Seth Sachson.A contract for the 2006 calendar is included in each 2005 edition; the deadline is Feb. 15.
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