Among the year-end traditions is the Australian firefighter calendar. And after the year that we all had, it is certainly an eye candy. 2019 and early 2020 were a particularly devastating time, and the world suffered from Australia, catastrophic forest fires and an estimated loss of 1 billion animals. Although the fires may have passed, the destroyed forest made it impossible for many of the displaced wildlife to return to their natural habitat.
“No one was left unaffected by watching our precious wildlife trying to escape forest fires, and the loss of wildlife is beyond comprehension. Everyone on the Australian firefighter calendar decided that all of our efforts should be focused on Australian wildlife this year, “ says David Rogers, director of the Australian Firefighters Calendar.
In response, this year they produced six exclusive calendars, including two new versions. The new “Hero” calendar pays homage to the hard work of Australian firefighters during this crisis, while the new “Animal Lovers” calendar puts a variety of Australian wildlife, adorable rescue and therapy animals and other iconic images of animals at the center of the attentions.
The popular cat and dog calendars are coming back, but with a different twist. As Covid-19 restricted their access to many rescue animals, the Australian public was asked to bring their own rescued furry friends to the photo shoot to help create these calendars. The funds raised will allow us to help less fortunate animals find a new home through rescue organizations like Safe Haven Animal Rescue and All Breeds Canine Rescue.
This year, the popular Animal Lovers Calendar will be more important than ever. The 2021 Animal Lover Calendar will play a vital role in treating wild animals injured in recent fires.