Pets from all across St. Johns County and the surrounding areas are gearing up for the St. Augustine Humane Society’s 8th Annual Pin Up Paws Calendar Contest. The Pin Up Paws Calendar celebrates local pets, and is the largest fundraiser for the St. Augustine Humane Society. All of the money raised from the calendar will help support the Humane Society’s lifesaving programs and resources, and will help ensure that every pet in St. Johns County has access to the medical and rehabilitative care they need to live happy and healthy lives with their loving families.

This year’s Pin Up Paws Calendar theme is “The Fast and the Furriest,” and the Humane Society is excited to announce a partnership with the St. Augustine Cruisers Car Club, whose cars will be entered into the contest. The calendar will be revealed at the annual Pin Up Paws Party, which will be held this year at the F.O.P. Lodge. This special fundraiser will feature some of the winning cars, a dinner, and live auction. Calendars will also be available for purchase for $10, with all of the money supporting the Humane Society.

All members of the community are encouraged to enter their pets into the contest. Simply visit www.pinuppaws.com and click the “Enter Contest” button, then be sure to spread the word so all of your friends and family know to vote for your pet! Each $1 donation will count as one vote. The pet and car contestants with the most votes will be featured together on the coveted cover spot, and the next twelve highest pet and car contestants will be paired together throughout each of the monthly images in the calendar. All of the winners will receive a special photoshoot with award-winning photographer, Addison Fitzgerald. The deadline to enter your pet is Thursday, August 2nd, and all votes must be submitted by 8:00pm on Saturday, August 4th. And remember, each donation will ensure that the Humane Society can continue to provide its lifesaving resources to the community.

If you would like to help the St. Augustine Humane Society in other ways, they are always looking for passionate volunteers to help with their resources and programs. The St. Augustine Humane Society’s charity Veterinary Clinic relies on volunteers for its success, and they are looking for people to help Monday mornings, and all day Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you are interested in volunteering with the Humane Society, or have questions about the calendar contest, please contact Mike Murphy at 904-829-2737×111 or mmurphy@staughumane.org.