For the Love of Cats is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Glamour Puss Cat Calendar Contest. There were so many wonderful cat and kitten photos and accompanying stories. All 121 entries can be viewed at www.fortheloveofcatsmarco.com.
The grand prize winner was Robert MacKenzie. The photo of his four rescue cats, each sitting on a chair cushion on his lanai, amazed and captured the hearts of the judges. This winning photo is now the cover art of the 2014 Love of Cats Cat Calendar.
MacKenzie wrote: “My four rescued male cats are pictured on my screened lanai, left to right Andy (age 12), Chuck (age 9), Spooky (age 5) and Fuzzy (age 7). I am a retired electrical engineer from the computer industry. I love animals in general and cats in particular. I volunteer at Collier County Domestic Animal Service.”
MacKenzie also received a set of roll-along luggage beautifully hand-painted with cat and kitten faces, a 2014 For the Love of Cats Calendar and a For the Love of Cats magnet.
There were also 36 second place winners – three cat photos for each month. Each will receive a 2014 For the Love of Cats Calendar and a For the Love of Cats magnet.
2014 Glamour Puss Cat Calendar winners: Cover Photo: Andy, Chuck, Spooky and Fuzzy. January: Sylvie, Betty, Cali. February: Olivia, Zac and ZsaZsa, Thomas and Mary. March: Baby Clyde, Lenny Briscoe, Casey. April: Gracie, Poppie, Mitzy. May: Bianca. Bob, Josie June: Snickers, Spot, Daisy. July: Duke, Redman, Nenna. August: Sammy Davis, Elvis, Burnsie. September: Ace, Winston, Bunny. October: Hot Flash, Pumpkin Dunagan, Smudge. November: Katie & Spenser, Boo, Lucy. December: Marilyn, Sebastian, Kitty.
Because of the overwhelming response, all non-winning photo entries are featured throughout the calendar.
The 2014 For the Love of Cats Calendars are available for purchase for $15 at adoption events from 11 AM to 2 PM each Saturday at Petsmart on Pine Ridge Road in Naples, or online at www.fortheloveofcatsfl.com starting September 1, as well as at the For Love of Cats booth at the Marco Island Farmers Market, most Wednesdays weather permitting, starting November 6.
The real winners of the 2014 Glamour Puss Cat Calendar contest, of course, are the rescued cats and kittens at FLC. All money raised from the contest and sale of the calendar go directly to the rescue and care of abandoned cats and kittens.
For the Love of Cats is a no-kill, all volunteer rescue dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned cats and kittens in the community. We rely on the generous donations of the public to continue our mission. Our programs include working with the community to sterilize stray and feral cats through TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), rescue, foster, sterilization, and adoption for kittens and abandoned domestic cats, assisting the public in need with low-cost spay/neuter and veterinarian fees along with support programs to help low-income families to keep their pets. For more information go to www.fortheloveofcatsfl.com