Canine division served Ontarians 1,700+ times this year
OPP Canines Put Their Best PAWS Forward - But It's All In A Day's Work
Calendar Proceeds Support Charities
(ORILLIA, ONTARIO) - With more than 1,700 calls for support service so far this year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Canine Unit is dedicated to community safety. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting training, the OPP Canine Unit duties have not changed. Amongst providing support for search and rescue, tracking wanted persons, detecting narcotics and searching for firearms, explosives and physical evidence, Canine Unit members managed to take time to strike a pose for charity.
Last Year Sales raised $25,309.64 for Charities
The fifth annual OPP Canine Unit Calendar showcases the highly-trained canines that work to keep Ontario safe. Each month features an OPP Canine from across the province with a write-up identifying their specialty and home location. All proceeds from the 2021 OPP Canine Unit Calendar go to the OPP Youth Foundation and the Friends of The OPP Museum at the links below. The charities thank everyone for their generosity as last year's calendar sales raised $25,309.64 for these worthy causes.
Each calendar costs $8.85 and can be purchased at the OPP Off Duty Shop at the link below
Ready To SERVE - This Year's Canine Calendar Cover
Four-year-old German Shorthaired Pointer EXI works in Temiskaming, Hearst, Kirkland Lake and Timmins and is a Search and Rescue (SAR) canine. SAR canines spend most of their time looking for lost people in the wilderness, however they also search buildings, open areas and rubble sites.
OPP general-purpose Search and Rescue canines are trained to stop and indicate (sit or point) on any piece of evidence they find while trekking. Eight-year-old Cezar, a German Shepherd, locates and points on a small item that was laid on the track. Cezar works in the Thunder Bay Area.
About the Charities
The OPP Youth Foundation provides funds to disadvantaged youth throughout the province of Ontario. The Friends of The OPP Museum is a volunteer-based charitable organization that supports, promotes and assists in the preservation of the history of the OPP. For more information, visit the loinks below.