ARF Fundraiser to Offer 2016 Photo Calendar Featuring Muncie Area Pets

ARF fundraiser will create a 2016 Calendar featuring your pets. Photo of "Snooki" by: Mike RhodesARF fundraiser will create a 2016 Calendar featuring your pets. Photo of "Snooki" by: Mike Rhodes

By: Dee McKinsey—

All Muncie area pet owners, and those who adore their animals, are able to have their furry friends on the 2016 Muncie ARF pet calendar. The calendar will be available for purchase before Thanksgiving and will make a fine holiday gift for your friends.

To enter, you’ll need to submit a picture of your pet via email. Email your photo to Within the body of your email, you’ll need to include: Your name, address, phone number, size of the picture to appear in the calendar (see below)  and the name of your pet.

There is a fee to be included in the calendar.  (ARF is a non-profit.)  After you submit your photo, someone from ARF will contact you about payment.  All proceeds from the calendar will go to support the ARF animals. The deadline for submission of your photo is Friday, November 13, 2015.  Submitted photos should be high resolution if possible to meet printing requirements.

The cost for submission of pictures, for inclusion in the calendar:

                        $25      2 ½ x 2”

                        $50       4 x 3”

                       $200    full page

                        $15     name only

There are also opportunities for local business to sponsor the calendar, at a rate of:

                        $200   ¼ page

                        $500   ½ page

                        $1,000 full page

If you have any questions about the photo submission process or for business sponsorships, please call ARF at 765-282- 2733.

On Oct. 29, ARF will host Homecoming Celebration of Life re-launching the facility and celebrating past ARF alumni. The event will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and will feature several animal-related events, and will have participation from Woof Boom radio stations.

During this celebration Muncie photographer Amanda Kishel will be present to take pictures of your pet at a reduced rate, and will also be at Pet Smart on Sunday, Oct. 30 to take pictures of your pet for the calendar.

Founded in 1998 by animal activist Terri Panszi, The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF), Muncie, is a private non-profit, no kill-shelter that provides housing, medical care and rehoming to abused, neglected and unwanted animals. Through education efforts, building public awareness, and community participation, ARF relieves animal suffering by preventing cruelty, abuse, neglect and overpopulation. Since its founding, ARF has saved thousands of animals. For more information, or to volunteer or contribute, contact ARF at: or call 765-282ARFF (2733).

Dee McKinsey is Editor and Writer for ARF