Humane Society features local police, firefighters, responders in calendar





Kevin Kissel from the Burton Police Department posed with Tess and Lexie.

Kevin Kissel from the Burton Police Department posed with Tess and Lexie.

BURTON — As a way to raise money, the Genesee County Humane Society is selling its “Be A Hero” 2011 calendar featuring local police, firefighter and emergency medical personnel and shelter pets.

Tara Sturgis, community relations coordinator for the Humane Society, said the calendar is the first time the shelter has done this in a long time and that the featured personnel were on a volunteer base.

“I called the different places and had a few people say yes,” she said.

The calendar features Rico L. Phillips from the Flint Fire Department with Sushi; Kevin Kissel from the Burton Police Department with Tess and Lexie; Collette Newman from Swartz Ambulance with Rainee; Eric Imeson from the Flint Fire Department with Becka; Molly Machiniski from the Grand Blanc Township Police Department with Bam Bam; Nick Stratton from

Swartz Ambulance with Rascal; Jonathan Drake from the Flint Fire Department with Cookie; Jon Strom from the Grand Blanc Township Police Department with Molly; David Klemkow from Swartz Ambulance with Dynamite; Raul Garcia from the Flint Fire Department with Scarlett; Nate Willette from the Grand Blanc Township Police Department with Sugar Smacks; and Jen Bender from Swartz Ambulance with Riley.

The cover of the calendar features the Oscar, the 2011 Society Ambassador, who is owned by Vince Lorraine and Sherron Barden.

While all the featured animals on the calendars have been adopted, Sturgis said the two dogs posing with Kissel are his dogs. “He adopted them from us,” she said.

Calendars are $10 each, and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society. All photos in the calendar were taken by Imaginique Studios, and Mott Community College’s Printing Department printed the calendars. Calendars are available at the Humane Society, G-3354 S. Dort Hwy. Details: 810-744-0511.


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