Holiday Fundraising Season
Utah - Last week, Bad Rap announced the 2009 Bust Dog Survivor Calendar. At the same time, Best Friends, unveiled the Vicktory Dog Wine Collection. The set of 22 bottles costs $672. The Best Friends website states that they can use the dogs for fundraising purposes when they "talk about the life stories of the dogs." Is there is room on a wine label to share these stories?
Merchandising. Tee-shirts and keychains may follow.
Cyrus Mejia, the artist behind the labels, is also one of the founders of Best Friends. Simultaneous to the announcement of the Vicktory Dog Wine Collection, Mejia, finished selling each original painting for at least $300. Now that the originals have been sold (within a one-week time period), Mejia is offering prints of the portraits at his website for the cost of $50 each. A portion of the sales will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society.
11/07/08: Bad Rap Releases "2009 Bust Dog Survivor Calendar"
11/03/08: Flashback: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Refuses Care of Pit Bulls