The rescue vixen models pose with our pet models at Bayview farms in Aquebogue: Catherine Rothmeir, Theresa Blaho, Stephanie Galka, Jennifer Wertovitch, Angel Reina, Vita Stolz, Jennifer Rose, Stephanie Galka, Jean Marie. (Photo credit Christine Carrion)

The nonprofit North Fork Country Kids Animal Rescue, its founder, and the group’s friends shot last weekend its fifth annual Rescue Vixen fundraising calendar, all while practicing social distancing.

Each year the rescue partners with local businesses, beautiful ladies, and classic car aficionados. The photo shoot helps supporters travel back in time while recreating pin-up photographs using the country back drop as its muse. Funds raised from sale of the calendar pay countless veterinary bills for the rescue and fund a feral cat trap, neuter, return program.

Photographer Christine Carrion from SoundView photography donated her time to help. The ladies and gentlemen that participate each year take time out of their busy schedule to help the small rescue group generate much needed funds. Both Catherine Rothmeir and Theresa Blaho have been participants for several years.

This year Catherine and Theresa teamed up with Christine and the Country Kids rescue to create a vision of old Hollywood and sentimental sweetness to the calendar. The shoot is fun and exciting for all who participate. This year the photoshoot has more significance and value.

“COVID has had detrimental effects on so many of us,” the group’s founder Virginia Scudder said. “It was only natural that the rescue team up with our local friends and businesses to support one another!”

Businesses showcased in the shoot for the fundraising calendar are: The Modern Snack Bar in Aquebogue, The Jamesport Country Store, Bayview Farms in Aquebogue, Magic fountain Ice Cream in Mattituck, Rich’s Auto-body in Cutchogue, and Braun’s seafood market in Cutchogue.

For more information on purchasing the upcoming Rescue-Vixen calendar or to donate to the rescue, email your inquiry to northforkcountrykidsrpp@gmail.com or visit northforkcountrykids.org

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Local resident Stephanie Galka stands tall and stunning in front of the Jamesport Country store with a 1940 Ford Sedan – (Photo Credit Ed Shin)
Jennifer Wertovitch next to a 1950 Ford Convertible – (Photo Credit Ed Shin)
Photographer Christine Carrion snaps away while Angela Reina smiles for the camera at Magic Fountain in Mattituck – (Photo Credit Ed Shin)
North Fork native Vita Stolz with Tom Zomerfeld’s 1960 Buick Lesabre – (Photo credit Christine Carrion)
1940 Ford Coupe – (Photo Credit Ed Shin)
Angela Reina – (Photo credit Christine Carrion)
Jennifer Rose at Magic fountain standing next to a 1940s Ford Coupe – (Photo credit Christine Carrion)
Jennifer Wertovitch – (Photo Credit Ed Shin)
Rescue Vixens pose at the Modern Snack Bar in Aquebogue – (Photo credit Christine Carrion)
Catherine Rothmeir at Rich’s Auto Body while she checks out Jeff Corshen’s 1938 Ford Coupe – (Photo credit Christine Carrion)
Once owned by fisherman Frank Mundus who was the inspiration of Quint from the movie Jaws – (Photo Credit Ed Shin)
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