CUTE AND CUDDLY: PETstock is asking animal lovers to support rescue pets from around Australia by buying a 2016 PETstock calendar for family and friends.
CUTE AND CUDDLY: PETstock is asking animal lovers to support rescue pets from around Australia by buying a 2016 PETstock calendar for family and friends. Contributed

The pawfect present this Christmas is a pet calendar

THIS Christmas, animal lovers will be able to support rescue pets from around Australia by purchasing a 2016 PETstock calendar for family and friends from PETstock Rockhampton.

The calendar will cost just $2 and 100% of proceeds will go to Australian not-for-profit organisation, PetRescue.

This year's edition stars a heartwarming line-up of dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and a mouse, which have all had the chance to find loving families thanks to PetRescue.

PETstock, Australia's largest 100% locally owned and operated pet specialty retailer, will sell the calendar at more than 100 stores nationally and online at PETstock.com.au.

Funds raised will help PetRescue continue to provide free support to more than 850 rescue organisations (predominantly community foster care groups) that save more than 7000 pets every month. PetRescue was formed in 2004, and has since helped rehome more than 306,000 animals.

"The pets featured in the 2016 calendar represent a small selection of the thousands of dogs, cats, horses and even goats and guinea pigs that are adopted into loving homes each year," PetRescue co-founder Vickie Davy said.

"In the past year, 72,619 pets were listed on PetRescue and we currently have over 9000 animals waiting for a forever family. We believe that pet adoption should be the first consideration for Australians looking for a new pet."

The calendar has been produced in conjunction with PETstock's charity foundation, PETstock Assist, and represents just one of the ways PETstock stores support the foundation and their broader partnership with PetRescue.



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