A group of hunky men from all walks of life volunteered their time posing with their furry kitten friends to help their shelter in a fundraiser and bring up the awareness of shelter animals and adoption.
“The Kittendales project was conceived in early 2007 when the board of directors at Hull Seaside Animal Rescue was brainstorming about how to raise money for their cat shelter. Chris Crotty, one of the founding members of the shelter decided it would be a good idea to put together a calendar of hunky men and cats. The concept was proposed to photographer Joanne Berman, who offered to shoot the calendar at no cost. Susan Davis, a board member at the time, offered to coordinate and give freely of her time to make the calendar happen. Susan and Joanne made it their “pet” project, and in the Spring of 2007, their hunt for a few good men began! The response from the guys was overwhelming. Their willingness to donate their time, and desire to be a part of this venture, for the benefit of the kitties, was extraordinary!” (Kittendales.com)
Some of the Kittendales 2014 Calendar Photos
See gallery of calendar photos from 2008 – 2014.
Hull Seaside Animal Rescue, in Hull Massachusetts, is a non-profit, no-kill cat shelter that rescues, houses, and places cats in need. HSAR has found “forever homes” for hundreds of cats since the year 2000!
Photos by Joanne Berman of Hull Seaside Animal Rescue. Follow HSAR and Kittendales on Facebook.
This beautiful kitty with giant toes and feet was taken in by Panda Paws Rescue. This is her being held by the veterinary staff, showing off her big feet and many toes. That facial expression is simply too cute.
She is now with a good home.
Photo by Panda Paws Rescue.
Meet Bruno the cat. He has a cute mustache and extra toes on his paws. He came to San Francisco at Animal Care & Control one day, hoping to find someone to love him unconditionally. At 6 months, Bruno loves people and enjoys lap time. He is the perfect cat.
Now what he needs is a forever loving home.
Meet Bruno the cat who has a cute mustache and extra toes
Photos by The Furrtographer (Follow it on Facebook).
Two 14 year old cats were left behind and couldn’t find a home. They were often overlooked at the shelter because of their age. “No one wanted them because they are older, but I think they are pretty cool,” said their new human via reddit.
They were brought to a no-kill shelter where they were there for about one and a half years till they met their human. “…I saw them and instantly fell in love with them…. [The shelter] didnt want to charge me for them because they are older and wanted to get them into a home.”
“They are brother and sister. These guys have been amazingly chill. They sit back and sleep while I do work and they play around with each other. Best cats I have ever met.”
“They are 14… but they are energetic as a 2 year old.”
14 year old brother and sister cats find their forever home after living in the shelter for one and a half years
Her own toy box
He has taken over his human’s bed
At their comfortable home
Photos via imgur.
An ex-serviceman always wanted to have a 4-legged companion when he served in the Navy. After finishing his service, he went to the shelter one day, looking to adopt an animal, then a cat came to him and chose him to be his forever human.
Malev0 from reddit said: “When I was in the Navy, all I wanted was an animal of my own, but I was unable to get one due to deployments. After getting out in 2011, and getting financially stable in 2012, I went to the shelter and found my best friend. Meet Maximus.”
“He’s a sweetheart, probably the most interactive cat I’ve ever met. When I went to the shelter and was looking at cats he pawed at me through the cage as I walked by. I knew I had to have him then, it was like he chose me.”
The first day he got Maximus from the shelter, tired from his neutering
Max wasn’t terribly tiny, but he still has grown a bit.
He likes to be with his human dad, whatever he’s doing
He likes to climb on his shoulders from time to time.
…or grooms him.
When he sleeps, Max snuggles in.
Photos via imgur.
Meet Hamilton – a dashing looking kitty with a stache… it’s hard to believe that Hamilton had a difficult time finding a home.
He was born around 4th of July, a rescue cat who was taken in by the Humane Society Silicon Valley. Being shy and a little nervous and skittish, no one wanted to adopt him until Jay S. who saw something in Hamilton that others didn’t.
“I learned early on that I will never be able to compete with Ham’s mustache,” Jay says. “It’s just easier to let him be the debonair one in the house … I started his Instagram because I had never seen a cat with a perfect mustache.” (SFgate.com)
Photos via Hamilton’s instagram. Follow him on Facebook. Story courtesy of Cuteoverload.
A tiny calico kitten cuddles with her adopted puppy Mowgli, an orphan, who now has a new mom, a cat mama, and a big meowy sister to love and care for him.
jmbhobbit55 says: This is Mowgli (the dog) and his adopted big sister Pickles! Mowgli’s mom died, so we had to find a foster mommy for him. Pickles’ mom, Morning Star, gladly took him in!
Photo via icanhascheezburger.