Penguins fans showed their support of the Penguins team and their compassion for our four-legged friends by purchasing the 2010 Penguins & Paws Charity Pet Calendar this season.
The 12-month calendar featured a casual look at the Penguins players, coaches and management away from the rink with their family pets or adoptable animals from Animal Friends and the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania. Also included were pet safety tips provided by veterinarians from Met Vet. Calendars were available for purchase on the Mellon Arena concourse during home games, at the arena pro shop, or by online purchase.
The calendar was sponsored by the Penguins Wives Association and Penguins corporate partner Met Vet. Proceeds from each calendar sale equally benefited Animal Friends and the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania, two local Pittsburgh animal shelters. On Saturday, April 3 the Penguins Wives Association presented the two shelters with checks in the amount of $33,000 – a total of $66,000 in calendar sales – to be used to help adoptable animals find their forever homes.
We would like to thank Penguins fans for their support, the Penguins Wives Association for their help in this project and Met Vet for partnering with us for such a great cause!