POSTED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 7:23pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:59pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A dozen community leaders bravely "took it off for the dogs" to tell the naked truth about the needs and services of the SPCA of East Texas.
Former Smith County Sheriff, J.B. Smith, his former chief and several other well known men around the area stripped down for a calendar where the proceeds from the will help the SPCA build a shelter. Each calendar month features an image and bio of a community-minded individual that has donated money and/or given generously of their time to support the efforts of the SPCA. Each month also features a rescue dog representing the success of the program.
The men say they wanted to do something to get people talking and so far they have sold more than 1,000 calendars.
Some people may not be happy with the idea, but Smith says he hasn't heard any complaints.
"I have heard absolutely not one negative comment about the thing," said Smith "Everybody is laughing and they should laugh. Come on, you're talking about a bunch of old men that some of them are over the age of 70, including myself, and you know their bodies look like the air conditioning went out in a wax museum."
The men were not completely naked. Smith said the clothes they had on were air brushed out of the pictures.
To purchase this calendar, click here .