It’s that time of year again when animal lovers are invited to send in their favorite photos of their pets or animal photos – from dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, to donkeys, horses, chickens. , ducks, geese, swans, goats, wildlife and everything and anything in between.
The best photographs will be shortlisted for a public vote to choose this year’s Cavan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA) 2022 calendar cover; while the 12 finalists will be the face of each month of the year.
A new Canon digital camera will be presented to the winner, sponsored by The Anglo-Celt.
Laura Reilly of Ballyjamesduff is a CSPCA volunteer and explains that the proceeds from the sale of the calendar are vital to help cover costs and continue their important rescue work.
Fundraising events have been drastically reduced over the past year and a half due to the pandemic and restrictions, but the work of the Cavan SPCA has continued.
“We weren’t able to run our annual pub quizzes, dog walks and other fundraising events,” Laura explained.
The situation was exacerbated by the closure of their charity store in Cavan Town due to difficulties with the lease, although it is hoped the store can reopen soon, although it may be an alternate unit.
Laura says it’s more important than ever. “This is our main source of funding for this year. We can’t fundraise any other way and now with the store closed as well, ”she said, adding that the bills keep piling up.
Cavan SPCA volunteers are optimistic that their activities will return to a more “normal” level next year. “From January 2022, we hope that we can get back on track – back on track with fundraising, and everything will be fine, the store will be reopened,” Laura said.
Costs for the association in 2020 exceeded € 77,000 between veterinary costs (€ 26,136), animal care and feeding (€ 32,726), and other costs and expenses such as travel and telephone , insurance, accountants’ fees, etc.
Sometimes the charity gets government funding, but it’s never guaranteed. Donations can be made via paypal on the [email protected] account.
The CSPCA Photo Calendar Contest is one of the most popular contests held annually in The Anglo-Celt with hundreds of photos received.
Editor Linda O’Reilly says the people of Cavan are real animal lovers.
“The Anglo-Celte is proud to support Cavan SPCA, its selfless volunteers and we congratulate them for the wonderful work they do to promote animal welfare and save animals that have been abandoned or abused.
“We also encourage those looking for a dog, cat or pet to contact the charity and provide a ‘forever home’ to an animal in need.” She encourages readers to send in their photos. favorite animals and pets, especially those with a seasonal theme, to consider for inclusion in the calendar or for Christmas cards. To participate, see the announcement below. The deadline is Wednesday September 1 at noon and registrations are limited to four per person. Please do not send photos to The Anglo-Celt directly but to the email address on the ad below. A list of the best registrations will be established. and published in the newspaper and on our website. Readers will be invited to vote for their favorite via print and online – with 50% of the marks awarded for each medium. Cavan SPCA calendars will be printed later in the year and available for purchase at regular outlets for just € 7.