(This story by Zack Steen originally appeared in the Daily Corinthian and appears here with permission.)
A 16-year-old Maltese is the cover pet for the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter’s 2018 fundraiser calendar.
Mazy, the fluffy snow white senior dog, garnered the most votes during the shelter’s pet calendar photo contest held this summer. Calendars are now available for $15 each and can be purchased at the shelter, at the Daily Corinthian office or online at corinthalcornanimalshelter.com.
Mazy was born on Valentine’s Day in 2001. She became part of the Taylor family in April of that year when, according to owner Jenessa Taylor, Mazy chose her.
“I went looking for a smaller outside dog. Mazy was playing with the other puppies, got tired and came over and fell asleep in my lap. I couldn’t leave her after that,” said Taylor, a Corinth native. “Mazy is the definition of a lap dog. She is a sweet, loving companion and insists on being near or laying in someone’s lap all the time. She likes to pretend she’s ferocious by barking and chasing our feet.”
The winning photo of Mazy showed her enjoying an outside run. The photo was submitted by Taylor’s mother, Maralyn Crum.
Mazy took the top spot with 386 votes, just 31 votes ahead of the second highest vote getter, a Torby cat named Zero.
All proceeds from the calendar’s photo contest entry and voting period and sales benefit the no-kill, nonprofit shelter. Each year, photo entries are used to create a full color, full-sized wall calendar.
“Through the generous donations of our sponsors and advertisers, calendar printing costs were covered, while entry submission, voting and calendar sales monies will directly go to support the thousands of animals that we shelter each year,” said volunteer director Charlotte Doehner. “The calendar is our biggest fundraiser, and one that we truly believe this community loves to support.”
The shelter received 68 entries in the contest and raised $7,501 from submissions, votes, sponsors and advertisers. The shelter paid $2,750 for the printing and production of 1,000 calendars making profit before the first calendar was sold $4,751.
The calendar features all pet photos entered in the contest.
The project received financial and partner support from Corinth-Alcorn County Bank Association, Long Wholesale, Daily Corinthian, Farm Bureau/Danny Crozier, JR’s Wine & Spirits, Maria Wilson/Jumper Realty, Tommy Wilson/Corinth Mattress & Furniture Outlet, Green Market at the Corinth Depot, Magnolia Women’s Clinic/Dr. Jason Cessario, Bailey Williams Realty, Vet Med, Animal’s Choice Veterinary Clinic, Corinth Animal Care Center, STEEN DPM, Bill Avery Photography, The Generals’ Quarters Inn, Petsense, Kelley Holder Accounting, Crossroads Museum, Tractor Supply Co., Sunshine Mills, New Hope Horse Rescue, Diamonds In The Ruff, Kimberly Clark, Corinth Wine & Spirits, Dr. Erica’s Laser Aesthetic Center & Spa/Dr. Erica Noyes, Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling, Pamper Pet Care, Magnolia Regional Health Center and Kroger.
(The shelter is located at 3825 Proper Street and the Daily Corinthian is located at 1607 South Harper Road.)