AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Animal Center and the Austin Police Department joined forces to help get pets adopted out Sunday afternoon.
The APD Rescue Me program is a social media weekly feature of a local officer with an adoptable dog from the AAC. The two organizations got together to make a 2019 calendar featuring the dogs and officers, and held their calendar kick-off event at Yard Bar on Burnet Road.
The calendar will be available for purchase on the AAC website next week. The calendar features 12 dogs and 17 officers, including the Austin Chief of Police, Brian Manley. Each of the dogs represents all the animals waiting to be rescued and adopted.
Proceeds from the calendar will benefit the animals at AAC directly, helping with medical care and improvements to make their stay at the center as comfortable and brief as possible.
Thank you to everyone that made this signing party happen, @yardbar, @austinanimals and of course our great community! We enjoyed visiting with all that came to help support the APD Rescue Me 2019 calendar! pic.twitter.com/MECpl4bOI2— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) December 16, 2018