In Hull, Massachusetts raising funds to support the local animal rescure charity has taken a decidely risque turn. Tired of calendars that brim with cuteness, the team at Hull Seaside Animal Rescue decided a change was in order. The other calendars were successful, but not bringing in the money they so desperately need. The end result- the first ever 2015 beefcake calendar featuring a different buff and half naked man around town – with kittens. The models posed in various locations around Hull with their shirts off to feature their chests, but all are also holding anywhere from 1 to 6 kittens in their massive arms stated the shelter Facebook page. Needless to say, sales of the 2015 Hull Seaside Animal Rescue Calendar are exceeding expectations.
Doing whatever it takes to take care of animals in need
The Hull charity is just doing whatever it takes to bring in money to take care of he unfortunate animals they rescue. The costs of running a shelter
, especially a no-kill shelter can be much higher than the general public expects. By trading on good looks and cute kittens, this calendar is reaching more people online and in Massachusetts than any other calendar release they have done. That’s good news for all the kittens, puppies, cats and dogs they care for – it means food, shelter and medical care while they are rehomed.
Terfel is a medium sized brown dog who was diagnosed with cataracts. It was so hard to find his way around the house, he kept bumping into things. Mrs. Godfrey-Brown, Terfel’s owner, of Holyhead, North Wales, decided to confine him to a basket. One day, in 2012, a stray cat came by and stood outside the door,looking into the home. Mrs. Godfrey-Brown noticed the stray who quickly won her heart. The tom cat instantly befriended his new blind friend. The tom appeared to sense that Terfel had a vision problem, and he decided to help the dog out. Terfel entrusted the tom cat, now known as Pwditat,to lead him out of his basket, through the house, using his paws to lead the dog, and into the backyard garden. He nudges the dog, helping him not bump into things. Pwdiatat and Terfel are inseparable; they like to go to the local park together.
Expert Ivan Ong confirms that something as simple as diabetes can create cataracts in a dog’s eyes. Sometimes this eye disorder can be inherited. It’s not known if Terfel had cataract surgery or not. It’s possible to replace the lens, called IOL (intraocular lens), however, it can decrease the dog’s nearsightedness, even though they have farsighted vision. Dogs can regain sight after surgical lens replacement, but the sight won’t be prefect because they have more inflammation and more scarring than a human has after cataract surgery.