Hot Men Love Their Pussies
Yeah, there was no way we could write this story without making at least one pussycat joke, so why not put it in the title?
The quirkiest calendar we've seen for 2012 is called “6 Packs/9 Lives” and it was created by Found Animals Foundation, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit dedicated to decreasing animal shelter euthanasia. This privately-funded organization works directly within the animal welfare community to improve animal shelter processes, fund pet sterilization research, promote effective animal welfare policy, and provide funding to area shelters and spay/neutering clinics. Found Animals Foundation also sponsors and promotes pet adoption, pet spay and neutering, microchipping programs, and various animal and pet-related events.
These are great efforts, but all that works costs money and in these tight times it's tough to get donations. Enter “6 Packs/9 Lives.” It's meant to serve two purposes. 1) It's a fun way to break the stereotype of the "crazy cat lady" who constantly takes in stray kittens, and thus encourage animal loves to adopt; 2) It will help raise needed funds for the group.
Celebrity photographer Adam Bouska spearheaded the creative end of this project. If that name sounds familiar, Bouska is the creator of the “NoH8 Campaign" and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Life & Style magazine, and on Chelsea Lately (among other outlets). Models were found through a city-wide casting call seeking real cat-loving men. Evidently, they all come from varied backgrounds and, presumably, orientations (see the video below to figure it out for yourself). According to a recent article on The Huffington Post, "Mr. January is a personal trainer; Mr. March is a veterinary technician; and Mr. May, whose name is Igor, is interested in massage therapy."
The calendar is now available on Amazon.com for $13.99 plus shipping and handling. A generous portion of all sales will go towards Found Animals’ ongoing cat initiatives, but the organization will also be donating thousands of copies to local shelters, rescue groups and other cat-oriented organizations so that those groups can sell the calendars as a fundraising tool for their respective organizations.
“The calendar is an attention-grabbing tool to help homeless cats and our way of showing the public that cat owners consist of all types of people,” said Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals. “We know that cats make great pets for any life stage or style and we are confident this calendar will bring awareness to the cause of cat adoption in a fun way.”
Get your copy now on Amazon.com or watch the commercial.