Your News: A happy new year awaits with our calendar

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Three Counties Dog Rescue has produced their own calendar for the past five years. We get many photos of the dogs and cats we re-home sent to us and in the past trawling through these has produced a good source of material for the calendar.

This year we decided to try something different. We ran a competition to find the best dog and cat photos around to make up our 2015 calendar. We asked our Facebook supporters and those on our mailing list to send in their entries and to make a small donation for each one. We also encouraged entries from pictures taken at our annual dog show at Waterside Garden Centre. The results were somewhat overwhelming. The independent judge was faced with around 300 photos of dogs and cats to chose from.

Faced with this challenge our judge has selected the seven top photos to make up the front cover and the bi-monthly pages. To take advantage of as many of the exceptional photos submitted we have added two further pages with six runner-up photos and 18 shortlisted ones. When I look at the ones that didn't make it onto the calendar it breaks my heart as there are so many wonderful pictures.

The 2015 calendar is now on sale at £4 a time; a real bargain. You can get one from Burghley Vets in Stamford or Deeping; from the Make it Yours UK Ltd store in Blenheim Way, Market Deeping, Dawsmere Kennels in Spalding Road Bourne, Hansens Chocolate Shop and the Smallholder Farm Shop in Folkingham. Alternatively you can make a payment through one of the options on our website and then e-mail us on info@threecountiesdogrescue to get one posted to you for an extra £1. Looking at these lovely photos is sure to give you a happy 2015!