Lake County firefighters have teamed up with the Lake County Animal Shelter on a common mission this holiday season: to save shelter pets. Together, firefighters and adoptable cats and dogs will grace the pages of the 2019 “Rescue Me” charity calendar.

All proceeds from the calendar will benefit the Lake County Animal Shelter, a no-kill facility managed by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.

The calendar is available online for a suggested donation of $10 or may be purchased at the calendar release party on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Puddle Jumpers, 111 W. Ruby St., Tavares. One special shelter dog, Nacho, who is pictured in the calendar and has been available for adoption for over a year, will be present at the party.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Lake County firefighters on showcasing our wonderful shelter pets,” said Lake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston. “These local heroes are animal lovers who are dedicated to helping find homes for homeless pets.”

The calendar is sponsored by the Professional Firefighters of Lake County Local 3990, a not-for-profit 501C3 organization which raises funds for the local community, with photography, graphic design and print production completed in-house by the Lake County Office of Communications.

For more information about adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at and Twitter at, or call 352-343-9688.

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