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Artists for Animals Hosts Friendly Calendar Dog Competition

Written by FWD501cReporter

Artists for Animals – a Dallas-based nonprofit organization that brings local artists, musicians, writers and animal lovers together to support North Texas animal nonprofits – is excited to start tallying up the votes and raising much needed funds with their 2019 Tiny Dog Calendar.

Twenty-eight dogs are featured in this year’s calendar competition. The 13 dogs that receive the most votes/donations will secure a coveted spot in the 2019 Tiny Dog Calendar. To vote, the public is asked to go to https://squareup.com/store/artists-for-animals. Each vote requires a $1 donation to Artists for Animals. Voters may vote as many times as they like. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Artists for Animals’ fund for the homeless animals of Texas and are tax deductible. Voting starts Aug. 15 and continues until Aug. 31.

Artist for Animals started the calendar in 2009. In 2017, the calendar raised $10,000 with the top voter raising about $1,100 for the nonprofit. This year’s goal is $20,000. Many of the dogs featured are rescues that have been saved by finding their forever homes, while others are professional show dogs.

“I love being creative with our models and exploring new looks and themes each year. The dogs always shine and the creative energy is always off the charts. We feel like the dogs are raising money for their less fortunate friends,” commented Teresa Berg of Teresa Berg photography and co-founder of Artists for Animals.

A live tally will be posted each day on Artists for Animals’ Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/artistsforanimalstx – for fans to keep a close watch on which dog is in the lead.

Calendars will be available for purchase online, at specific events or at participating retail outlets starting in late September/early October. For more information on the calendar and competition, please visit https://artistsforanimalstx.org.

ABOUT ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS

Artists for Animals – a Dallas-based, volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) nonprofit – raises funds to support the homeless pets of Texas. Co-founded by professional photographer Teresa Berg and Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Oboe Erin Hannigan, Artists for Animals combines the many talents of North Texas artists, sculptors, musicians, writers and animal lovers in support of animal rescue charities through events, special programs and fundraising. Artists for Animals distributes financial grants to area nonprofit organizations focused on homeless animals. For more information, visit https://artistsforanimalstx.org.

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