For the second year running one of Swindon Animals Officer Alison Waine’s dogs has been selected by public vote to appear in a charity calendar. The Dogs Days calendar is produced by Dogs Trust in Newton Tony and is sold to raise vital funds.
Earlier in the year, dogs whose portraits were taken by Trinity Photography were entered into a competition to find a model for each month in the calendar. A public vote then decided which marvellous mutts won a spot. Husky cross Mishka, who belongs to Alison was chosen as ‘Miss November’.
Alison comments: “I’m very proud of Mishka and the calendar has taken the best spot on our kitchen wall! Mishka is very eye-catching and people always want to stroke her, so I can understand why she was chosen. It’s surprising that she won a spot after my other dog Cass did last year – I must have good taste in dogs!”
The calendar is available from the charity’s shop in Salisbury or the rehoming centre in Newton Tony. It also features overall winner Collie Raffa and seven other dogs from the Salisbury area, plus Springer Spaniel Ché from Broughton in Hants and terrier pup Alfie from Bourton in Dorset.
Dogs Trust Supporter Relations Officer, Leslie Gold says: “We had some totally gorgeous entries this year and the public voted a real selection through to take their place in the calendar. There are puppies and oldies and all sorts of breeds including a Staffie, a Shar Pei and a Setter. This is the third year we’ve produced the Dog Days Calendar and we’re hoping sales will be even better than last year.”
The Rehoming Centre in Newton Tony cares for around 70 stray and abandoned dogs at any one time and receives no government funding so donations are vital.