The charity calendars of various animal rescue groups are up for grabs again. Actor Trisha launched Chennai Adoption Drive’s calendar themed “Peace. Love. Adopt” and spoke of the importance of homeless pet adoption. The calendar features 12 of the most inspiring rescue stories of 2012 – a puppy rescued from a hit-and-run accident who now cheerfully navigates his home with a wheelchair, an orphaned pup that was rescued by students from their college campus and a family that was supposed to be temporary caretakers of a kitten but fell in love with her and adopted her. Priced at Rs. 200, the calendar can be ordered by calling 8939311148 or emailing chennaiadoptiondrive@gmail.com. The proceeds will be used to vaccinate and rehabilitate homeless animals.

The CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action) calendar is a round-up of 12 heart-warming pictures featuring children and their bond with animals. To order this calendar, call 0-9900172527 or email gopishankar@gmail.com. Another Bangalore-based NGO Precious Paws Foundation has come out with their first annual calendar. The pages feature their past successful adoptions and is priced at Rs. 150. To order this calendar, write to preciouspawsfoundation@gmail.com. Red Paws Rescue, Delhi has a calendar that features famous animal quotes with pictures. To order one (price Rs. 300), call 0-9958866067 or email redpawsrescue@gmail.com.

The PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Calendar features the stories of 12 animals that were rescued by PETA from cruelty and are now leading happy lives. “With tips on helping animals appearing on the pages of each month, it’s not just a calendar, but also a tool to get active for animals,” says Benazir Suraiya of PETA India. To purchase a PETA calendar priced at Rs 300, email info@petaindia.org mentioning that the amount is for the calendar.

All calendar costs are exclusive of postage charges.

Animals looking for homes through Pet Pals are available for adoption free of cost