Every year, the ASPCA creates a top-quality wall calendar that we give out to our friends and supporters. These calendars feature ASPCA team members and their adopted pets—and around the office, competition to make it into the calendar is pretty steep!
We're putting our 2014 calendar together right now, and staffers representing all 12 months of the year have been photographed with their furry friends. There's only one big decision left to make, and we’re leaving the answer up to you: Who should grace the calendar’s cover?
We've narrowed down the field to four contenders. Check out the photos that are in the running, read a little about the sweet, adopted subjects, and then cast your vote for our 2014 Cover Dog or Cat. The pet whose photo gets the most votes will have his or her face in homes all over America!
It was difficult to choose, but we have selected 40 exceptional finalists representing 26 Challenge shelters. Now it’s up to you to pick the winners! Visit our $100K Challenge Photo Contest Pinterest Board to vote for your favorite photos from July 23, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. EDT to August 5, 2013, at 11:59 P.M. EDT. Submit your vote using the “like” and “repin” actions on Pinterest—one “like” equals one point and one “repin” equals two points. Contest winners will receive prizes from $1,000 to $5,000 in ASPCA grant funds for their local Challenge shelter.
Dig out your old hair crimper and throw on your faded flannel, we’re taking you back to the 1990s!
In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the ASPCA is hosting a special celebrityTop Ten Video Catdown event. Reminiscent of MTV’s classic video countdown shows, our live stream event will feature adorable videos of kitties rescued by top celebrities—including Katy Perry and Good Morning America’s Dan Harris.
The event will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 P.M. EDT, and viewers can tune in at www.ustream.tv/aspca. There will also be a trivia Twitter party happening along with the live stream. The party will feature questions about famous cats in pop culture, with giveaway prizes every six minutes! One grand prize winner will receive a year’s supply of Fresh Step cat litter, and a second grand prize winner will receive an ASPCA diamond pendant from Zales! Naturally, the hashtag will be #CatDown, so be sure to follow along on Twitter.
Do you have an artist’s touch, or maybe just a knack for drawing four-legged superheroes? In either case, we want to see your best sketch! In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the ASPCA has teamed up with t-shirt designers Threadless.com to launch a nationwide contest for the best feline superhero t-shirt design.
That’s right: no ordinary kitty drawings, please! We’re looking for designs that feature cats with supernatural powers. If your design is chosen, you’ll receive an amazing gift bag, including a $500 Threadless.com gift code and two tickets to the ASPCA's annual Young Friends benefit event in NYC!
Whether your kitty will leap tall buildings in a single bound, turn invisible or have the strength of 12 German weasels—we can’t wait to see. To enter the contest, visit Threadless.com today!
The results are in—drum roll please! After hundreds of adorable photo submissions, Pinterest users have voted for their three favorite entries in the ASPCA’s “I Heart My Pet” Pinterest contest, sponsored by Reeds Jewelers and David & Goliath.
Congratulations to first place winner, Shelbie J., second place winner, JoAnna W., and third place winner, Kristina G.! We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to all of the proud pet parents that participated in our Pinterest contest. We asked for photos of your happy pets, and received hundreds of lovable submissions!