Aug. 1 is the deadline to get a pet featured in the Humane Society’s 2012 Pet Calendar, and spaces are limited. There are several opportunities to get a pet’s photo in the calendar.

Showcase a pet on the front cover. Bid today to secure this coveted front cover shot on the HSKC’s first annual calendar fundraiser. (Bidding starts at $300.)

Or choose a glamor shot and have a pet’s full-page-sized photo displayed for a whole month ($200).

Also available and very affordable are the Tail Wagger Shots ($35), a photo featured on a month date space.

Each entrant receives a complimentary calendar and extras are available on order. Each additional calendar is only $10. Calendars go on sale Oct. 1. All proceeds from the sale of the calendar will go toward caring for the more than 1,200 homeless and needy animals that come through the shelter each year. Any business that is interested in advertising in the calendar can contact Joan at 975-5084.

Calendar photo submission forms can be obtained online at Humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org, or at the shelter, Loyal Biscuit Co., Pet Quarters, Hollydachs or The Animal House. For more information email HSKCcalendar@gmail.com or contact Kim at 975-4107.

The Humane Society of Knox County was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast. The society supports activities advocating responsible pet ownership and the prevention of abuse and cruelty, and it sponsors events and activities that promote the health and welfare of animals and demonstrate the benefits of the human-animal bond. Since 1991, the society has operated a shelter located on Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston. The shelter is open between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays. The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Searsmont, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs and Morrill.