K9 Officer Riker’s ‘Furbruary FUNdraiser’ a win-win-win in Saugeen Shores

Saugeen Shores Police and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently joined forces to raise food and donations for pets.

The event was the brainchild of Const. Stacey Gordon of Saugeen Shores Police to create the ‘Furbruary FUNdraiser’ to collect food and donations for pets and, in turn, give it to local food banks.  “Pets are family members too and we wanted to make sure that our local food banks that help so many families can also help out their pets.

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               Grant Sparks drops off a giant bag of food

Officers and Auxiliary Officers were at local pet store locations and WalMart to collect the pet food, toys and cash donations.  “Once again our community stepped up to show their support,” said Gordon, “and the response was simply amazing! Not only did you donate bags upon bags of Dog and Cat food but you also donated treats, toys, leashes, dishes, cat litter, beds, waste bags and so much more. We had a total of $173 cash donations which we used to purchase additional bags of food. This was truly incredible and makes us so proud to live and work here.”

        K9 Officer Riker thanks everyone for their support for his furry friends                                                            (S.S. Police photo)

It was a win-win-win as the collection was divided between food banks in Saugeen Shores and Saugeen First Nation.

                                                    Officers join forces for four-legged friends (S.S. Police photo)