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.