But there is also room for a feline.
The Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter is counting on it with the release of its “Real Men Love Cats Too” calendar.
“This was a great way to get the community involved with the shelter,” said director Charlotte Doehner.
Doehner decided to try the project in hopes of helping the shelter trim its budget deficit after attending an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) expo in the spring.
“We came back and brainstormed,” said the shelter director.
Doehner and volunteers decided to go with the idea of big, burly guys with cats.
“We wanted men from all walks of life,” said Doehner.
Corinth Mayor Tommy Irwin, Building Inspector Philip Verdung, Scott Dalton and A.J. Wilbanks grace the cover. Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department officer David Derrick, local photographer Bill Avery and firemen with Corinth Fire Department Station 2 are some of the men featured throughout the calendar.
“Once the guys got into it, they had fun,” added Doehner.
Inside the back cover contains information about the shelter and how individuals can help.
Photographer Lisa Wilbanks provided the photos for the fundraising project.
“If we can sell all of them, it would help us significantly,” said the director.
The shelter had 1,000 calendars printed. Thus far they have sold 200. Cost is $10 with calendars available at the shelter and Generals’ Quarters.
Volunteers will have calendars for purchase this weekend at Kroger. Plans call for the items to also be available at the Alcorn Farm & Machinery-Home & Outdoor Show on Jan. 17-19.
“We are already thinking about next year,” said Doehner. “We are hoping to do something with ladies and dogs for the next one.”
For more information about the calendars call the shelter at 284-5800.