Lake County firefighters have teamed up with the Lake County Animal Shelter for what has become a new tradition to save shelter pets during the holiday season. Together, firefighters and adoptable cats and dogs will grace the pages of the 2020 “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 also be purchased at the Office of Fire Rescue located on the 4thfloor of the Lake County Administration Building at 315 W Main St. in Tavares.

“We are excited to partner with Lake County firefighters on showcasing our wonderful shelter pets for the second year in a row,” said Lake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston. “Last year’s calendar was such a big hit that this year’s calendar is already much anticipated by the public, as these local heroes and animal lovers help find homes for homeless pets.”

The calendar is sponsored by the Professional Firefighters of Lake County Local 3990, which is selling the calendar in a combined effort with the Lake County Firefighter Charity, a not-for-profit 501C3 organization raising funds for the local community. All photography, graphic design and print production were completed in-house by the Lake County Office of Communications. Last year a total of 450 calendars were sold, bringing in $4,500 in donations to the Lake County Animal Shelter.

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


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