Twelve models of both sexes will pose with the furry inhabitants of an animal shelter for a 2015 erotic calendar in Russia's republic of Tatarstan, local media reported.
Local animal lovers plan to raise money for the shelter's upkeep from the calendar's sale, Prokazan.ru website said Wednesday.
The idea was inspired by "Hunks & Hounds," a 2015 calendar by U.S. group Louie's Legacy Animal Rescue, featuring pictures of shirtless muscular men with canine companions.
The version by Tatarstan's Zoozabota group will include women as well as men.
It remained unclear how far the Kazan-based group intends to take the "erotic" part, but the wait should not be long, as they have already reported an influx of volunteers, mostly athletes.
Zoozabota is also trying to raise funds to print the calendar, media reported.
In the unlikely event that not enough animal lovers provide their financial support for the chance to adorn their bedroom walls with images of attractive humans petting dogs and cats, the group has pledged to hold a photo exhibit.