Dog walking fundraiser supports police canines - Tucson News Now

Dog walking fundraiser supports police canines

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(Source: Tucson Police Foundation) (Source: Tucson Police Foundation)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Tucson Police Foundation will host a one-mile walk and breakfast event to benefit the department's K-9 unit.

The 6th Annual Canine Walk for Cops is a family-friendly event to raise funds for training and protective items for the TPD K-9 officers and their handlers, including vehicle heat sensors, alarms and tactical training gear, according to the department.

The walk at Brandi Fenton Park at 3482 E. River Road will start at 7:30 a.m. on April 26, followed by breakfast catered by El Parador; a TPD K-9 Unit demonstration; dog contests with awards and a raffle.

Organizers say each registrant will receive a goodie bag with a commemorative doggie bandana, coupons and information. The cost is $20 per dog and owner, and $10 for each additional dog.

The event is sponsored by the Pima County Attorney's Office, as well as Valley Animal Hospital, Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Veterinary Specialty Center.

Interested participants can register at http://www.tucsonpolicefoundation.org and click on the "Canine Walk for Cops" link.  Registration will be open on the day of the event, though attendance is limited to 200 participants. Walkers must be at least 18 years older and must clean up after their pets.

For more information, call (520) 207-2878.

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