LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A new 2013 calendar featuring Los Angeles Police Department officers is literally going to the dogs.

The LAPD is known, of course, for rescuing humans. But they also rescue animals.

The Voice For The Animals Foundation, in partnership with the LAPD, is featuring top cops with their rescued animals.

Each month features a different officer with the animal (or animals) they adopted from a shelter. On the cover, Chief Charlie Beck and his rescue dog, Handsome.

Andrea Fujii, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said that proceeds from the calendars will benefit animals in need, including their food and medical care.

Last year, VFTA raised more than $6,000.

Officer Chela Landau with Clare, Arizona, Dunsten and Cisco.

Officer Chela Landau with Clare, Arizona, Dunsten and Cisco. (credit: VFTA/David Newey)

Fujii profiled Officer Chela Landau who is featured in the month of January with her four rescued pooches: Clare, Arizona, Dunsten and Cisco.

How did Landau gets so involved with her furry friends? “They are helpless. They need someone to advocate for them. I had this feeling that they were all creatures that needed my help.” She acknowledges helping animals will be something she will do “until the day I die.”

The calendar ($12.95) ships within 7-10 days.

For more information about the calendar, click here.


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