Every year, firefighters in Australia turn up the heat while posing with rescue dogs – and it’s all for a good cause. Yes, it’s that time of year, the time when The Australian Firefighters Calendar arrives to help raise funds for charity.
Each calendar month features a handsome firefighter cuddling with adorable, adoptable puppies. There are puppies like George – the cute cover star of the 2020 calendar – who unbelievably was looking for a forever home (now adopted).
Then there’s this cute guy. Oops, we mean guys.
The 2020 calendars are raising money for numerous animal charities, with this year’s recipients being lesser known. One charity is Pets Of The Homeless (POTH), which helps feed the pets of homeless people as well as providing temporary housing for pets that can no longer be cared for by their owners due to domestic violence or other unforeseeable events.
Another recipient is Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, who have treated injured native Australian animals for over 70 years. Over a one year, they cared for over 11,000 injured animals!
“We felt that it was important to help some of the smaller charities that the public never hears about. These grass roots organizations work tirelessly in their local community making a huge difference to people’s lives,” said David Rogers, the Director of Australian Firefighters Calendar, of this year’s selected recipients.
These wonderful causes are ably assisted by these very handsome, heroic men and their furry co-stars.
The firefighters also help these homeless animals find loving homes. In fact, in past years some of the cute pups never left the firefighters’ arms – they got adopted by them.
You can buy this year’s dog edition of the calendar at the 2020 Australian Firefighters Calendar website. The firefighters also pose with kittens, horses and wild animals in separate calendars.
Want to see more? Check out the behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot with these heroic men and their cute puppy co-stars for an extra dose of adorable.
You can also take a look at calendars from the previous year here.