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Pet of the Month

Calendar fundraiser nets thousands of dollars for small-town shelter each year

  • Rik and Lyn Meyers


    Rik and Lyn Meyers, with their dogs Nala and Lika, collect votes for pet photos submitted for a fundraising calendar to support Headwaters Animal Shelter in Park Rapids, Minn. HEADWATERS ANIMAL SHELTER

Everyone thinks their pet is, without doubt, the cutest pet in the world.

And, given a chance to prove it, pet owners will go to almost any length to come out on top.

Rik and Lyn Meyers use that competitive spirit to drive the annual fundraiser that they put together for the Headwaters Animal Shelter in Park Rapids, Minn.

The couple, along with a few other volunteers, donate their time and skills to create a slick, professionally designed calendar full of photos submitted by pet owners who want to show everyone just how cute their favorite companions are. Anyone can enter photos of their pet; typically, some of the dogs and cats featured are rescue pets. Some are even former residents of the Park Rapids shelter.

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