Homestead firefighters pose with abandoned dogs for calendar

HOMESTEAD, FLA. (WSVN) - You can always count on a firefighter to save the day, and some South Florida first responders are striking a pose in order to help some abandoned dogs get a new leash on life.

It was a fun day for the Miami-Dade firefighters who took part in a photo shoot, Saturday, to help find these canines a “fur-ever” home.

“It’s enjoyable. I love animals. I enjoy being around them,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Firefighter Jeff Hackman.

The firefighter, who works out of Homestead, added that the photographs, which will be featured in a calendar, will help address a pressing concern near his station. “It’s important because this station is out in the Redlands. We’re constantly running into abandoned dogs,” he said. “It’s a huge problem in the Redlands.”

The firefighters are working with Chain of Love, a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing abandoned dogs and helping them find new homes.

All Hackman and his colleagues had to do was smile and pose with their furry friends.

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When the calendars are ready to go on sale, all proceeds will go toward the cause.

“We’re happy to help all these dog rescue groups to fund their cause and further their cause to get these dogs adopted, said Hackman.

“It’s important to do this because they matter,” said another firefighter. “Pets, animals, dogs, cats. Their lives are just like humans, so to be involved and be able to help them is a pleasure.”

This is just another way these firefighters get to give back to the community. For more information on Chain of Love Abandoned Animals Rescue, click here.

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