Handsome Heartthrobs and their best friends. Swoon!
Celeb photographer Mike Ruiz is back with his annual calendar Heartthrobs & Hounds to benefit man’s best friend. The calendar is already available for order and will directly help rescue animals from shelters.
“I like the calendar to benefit rescues that work tirelessly to save animals and that have a good track record of placing animals in loving homes,” Mike Ruiz told OutBuzz. “This year those two rescues are Fur Friends in Need and Lilo’s Promise”
This calendar is the fifth year in a row that the talented photographer is putting out the calendar. He started it following the adoption of the pup that he rescued, Oliver.
“I shoot this calendar because every time I look at my rescue, Oliver, I shudder at the thought that he may have been euthanized hadn’t it been for the rescue that pulled him from the high kill shelter he was in,” Mike explained.
Each year a staggering 3.5 million dogs enter shelters in the USA, according to the ASPCA. Around 670,000 of those dogs never find a new home and are ultimately euthanized.
“That experience made me realize how many loving pups desperately need help finding a home,” Mike told us. “It’s my duty to bring light and $$$ to the animal rescue and adoption which I have been doing for five years now.”