Approaching the Holiday gift giving season, more than a year after hurricane Katrina, a new, colorful 16-month dog calendar, dedicated to helping homeless pets in New Orleans, which have suffered from the loss of animal shelters and veterinarian hospitals, is quickly becoming a must-have cult item.
Doggie’s Angel, a charitable organization committed to the rescue of homeless animals, has created a unique dog calendar featuring some truly winning canines. The charity will contribute 60% of the net proceeds from calendar sales to the Louisiana SPCA for the benefit of a large number of animals displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Rita, according to Vincenza Blescia, founder and executive producer.
Doggie’s Angel is not the usual canine calendar. It has been designed to compete with the famous Pirelli tire calendar, with images that are a mix of erotic and artistic, raising the Doggie’s Angel to a level far above the typical pinup calendar. Doggie’s Angel is a celebration of feminine beauty, presented through the eyes of seven acclaimed photographers:
Lionel Deluy, Suza Scalora, Shun & Heideki, Francis Hills, Jeff Xander, Daniel O'Neal, and Michael Maples. These gifted photographers, working with a gorgeous model and some adorable rescued puppies, have created images that define the very ideal of beauty.
Doggie’s Angel (doggiesangel.com) is well on its way to becoming a cult object for people who love animals, photography and beauty.
“This is a one of a kind calendar,” underscored Blescia. “There is great freedom. The images were created with no rules, no stereotypes. The photo shoot was an experience where everything flowed and was very natural.”
“Our mission at Doggie’s Angel,”said Blescia, “is to create unique, exciting and innovative products in order to raise as much money as possible for unfortunate animals that are abandoned, lost, or mistreated. The calendar is the first in our line of products."