PETERBOROUGH-The Peterborough Police Service announced its first K9 Calendar is now available!
The calendar features photos of the K9 Unit — PSD Isaac, PSD Gryphon, PSD Mag and their human handlers PC Bob Cowie and PC Dillon Wentworth – along with Facility Dog Pixie and her handler Alice Czitrom.
It includes the latest statistics on the work of both K9 Unit and Facility Dog Pixie in Victim Services as well as a trip down memory lane with a section dedicated to past Police Service Dogs and handlers.
The K9 Unit was officially formed in 1997 with two pairings. In 2020, the Service added a facility dog and in 2021 the unit further grew with the addition of a third canine officer.
“This project has been in the works since January. We feel it’s a neat way to connect with our community and share the great work our canine officers and their handlers do each shift.” says Tim Farquharson, Acting Chief, Peterborough Police Service. “It’s also important for us to give back to our community. As such the proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go to the Peterborough Humane Society’s Animal Care Centre.”
“We are so thankful for community partnerships such as this one with Peterborough Police Service. We are excited to not only have the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre highlighted in the 2023 Calendar but for the funds to also be supporting Our Pet Project capital campaign to build the new Centre.” shared Shawn Morey, Executive Director, Peterborough Humane Society
The Peterborough Animal Care Centre is set to be complete before the end of 2022 with a soft opening
in January 2023. This innovative Centre will host three programs under one roof: a publicly accessible Spay and Neuter Clinic, an Education and Adoption Centre, and a cutting-edge Dog Rehabilitation Centre in partnership with the Ontario SPCA & Humane Society. It will be a community hub and feature an off-leash dog park, private event space, and patio.
Just in time for the holiday season, the calendars will make great gifts or stocking stuffers for friends and family.
The cost of the calendar is $20 with all proceeds going to the Peterborough Humane Society’s Peterborough Animal Care Centre. Calendars can be purchased online: https://ptbo.shopclosebuy.ca/vendor/peterborough-humane-society/
Pick up your calendar at the Peterborough Police Station at 500 Water St. Peterborough between 8:00am and 7:00pm.