Dec 13, 2017

Your holiday shopping just got a little easier.

This winter, the Comets and Stevens-Swan Humane Society partnered up for their first ever ‘Comets, Canines and Cats’ 2018 Calendar. The 12-month spiral calendar features some of your favorite Comets players with some furry friends from Utica’s Humane Society. The calendar, which makes the perfect gift for the animal lover in your family or group of friends, aims to raise awareness for the animals who are looking for loving homes, and for the hard work of Stevens-Swan to ensure that these animals are kept safe and healthy until they find their forever homes. 

Back in November, Stevens-Swan transported animal after animal to the Adirondack Bank Center for a day-long photoshoot that took place in Zuhaus, the locker room, and even on the ice. Puppies, dogs, cats, kittens, and even a rabbit made the trek to The AUD, where they spent time interacting with players and staff members, all for a good cause. 

All proceeds from the ‘Comets, Canines and Cats’ 2018 Calendar will go to the Save of the Day Foundation to benefit the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. The calendars ($11.99) will be available for purchase beginning this Friday, December 15, at the Comets team store, Sangertown Square mall, Comets online store, and at Stevens-Swan*.

“By collaborating with Stevens-Swan Humane Society on these calendars, our hope is that we can help raise awareness for all of their hard work and dedication to saving animals throughout our community,” said Comets President Robert Esche. 

“Stevens-Swan Humane is so appreciative for the generosity of Rob Esche, Cecelie Pikus and the Utica Comets players for partnering with our adoptable pets to raise funds for our shelter,” said Diane Broccoli, Executive Director of Stevens-Swan. “Proceeds from this calendar will go a long way providing veterinary care for so many in need.  Thank you to all involved for your hard work putting this together and your great love for animals!” 

Stevens-Swan Humane Society is a local animal shelter with a “no kill” mission that cares for 2,500 stray and unwanted animals each year from Oneida County and surrounding areas.


*Starting the week of 12/17

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