With 2013 fast approaching, animal calendars from charitable organisations are ready for sale. These NGOs are offering their annual calendars at a nominal price (plus postage at actual cost) and the proceeds will go towards their efforts in rescuing and finding homes for homeless animals. If you’re ready to kick off the New Year with a good deed, and enjoy a gift that lasts a whole year, check out some of these great buys on offer.

Chennai Adoption Drive’s calendar features a selection of rescued Indian puppies that were adopted and is themed - “Peace. Love. Adopt”. The calendars are priced at Rs 200. “The proceeds will go towards medical, fostering and food bills”, says Jennifer Jacob, founder. To purchase the calendar, email chennaiadoptiondrive@gmail.com or call 0-8939311148.

The new CUPA (Compassion Unlimited Plus Action), Bangalore calendar showcases the equation between children and animals through a series of photos. To order this calendar, call 0-9900172527 or email gopishankar@gmail.com. Bangalore-based Precious Paws Foundation is coming out with their first calendar this year. Priced at Rs 150 and titled “2013 Beckons”, the pages feature photographs of their past successful rescues. To order a calendar, email preciouspawsfoundation@gmail.com.

Delhi-based group Red Paws Rescue’s calendar is a collection of animal quotes with a memorable saying for each month accompanied by pictures. To buy the calendar (purchased at Rs 300), write to redpawsrescue@gmail.com or call 0-9958866067.

The PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) Calendar features the stories of 12 beautiful animals who were rescued by PETA from distress or cruelty but are now leading a happy life. “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. The calendar is priced at Rs 300, and to order it, send an email to info@petaindia.org stating that the amount is for the calendar. (For feedback email to metropetpassion@gmail.com with your city and phone number).

SRIYA NARAYANAN

PHOTO: PETA India

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