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Red Deer RCMP & VSU bid farewell to support dog

August 30, 2022 1:26 PM

Red Deer, Alta. – Red Deer RCMP are saying farewell this week to a very special member of their team.

Harley, a black 6 year-old Labrador retriever, has been a Facility Dog for over 4 years, working alongside Red Deer City Victim Services Unit (VSU). During his service, Harley has logged nearly 700 hours, providing support to more than 300 individuals and families affected by crime and tragedy. Harley also regularly provided support at the Red Deer Provincial Court and the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.

Red Deer City VSU and Red Deer RCMP would like to thank the following sponsors who have supported the Facility Dog Program:

  • Dogs with Wings Assistance Dog Society
  • Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School
  • Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital – Animal Clinic
  • Bone & Biscuit, Red Deer
  • Winners, Red Deer
  • Speedpro Signs, Red Deer
  • Fetch Haus, Red Deer
  • Lavish Paws Grooming, Red Deer
  • Petland, Red Deer
  • Susan & John Bontje

Harley spent many hours engaging with community and building meaningful relationships, and has made an invaluable difference to the community. His dedication to his role is highly appreciated.

The process to obtain a new Facility Dog has begun, with a replacement expected by January 2023.

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