Indiana firefighters pose with pups to promote pet adoption

Jeffersonville firefighters welcomed puppies to the station to raise awareness for adoption. (Courtesy: WAVE3)
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JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WTHR) — At the firehouse in Jeffersonville, Indiana, there are a few new furry recruits.

Every one of them is a foster dog.

Firefighters at the station are posing with the pups to promote pet adoption, WAVE3 reported.

"If we can use our big red trucks to bring awareness to a positive cause, then we’re going to do it,” Sgt. Justin Ames, spokesman for the Jeffersonville Fire Department, said.

The firefighters are hoping the photos will encourage people to get puppies from foster parents and adoption services as opposed to breeders and puppy mills.

“Every time we pull a dog from the shelter, it opens up a space for another dog,” Elizabeth Starck, foster parent and fundraising coordinator for Southern Indiana Animal Rescue, told WAVE3. “So technically you’re saving two dogs.”

Acorn is still in need of a good home. (Courtesy: WAVE3)

According to WAVE3, all of the puppies have been adopted except for one named Acorn.

“Who doesn’t love firefighters and puppies?” Starck said. “It’s two amazing things.”

For more information on available animals for adoption, visit the Southern Indiana Animal Rescue website.

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