K9 Nitro Plush Pups Fundraiser
(Bradford/Innisfil, ON) South Simcoe Police Service was filled with puppy love as it supported a special holiday fund-raising campaign featuring plush pups of its four-legged crime fighter PSD Nitro. The service raised more than $1,500 for local charities by selling K9 Nitro plush pups to its members who rapidly scooped up the doggone adorable toy police dogs.
The 8″ tall pups are Nitro specific in his Sable German Shepherd colouring and a collar with “Police” on it, just like the real police dog. The pup has a South Simcoe Police Service patch on his vest and a bone-shaped tag with “K9” and the SSPS logo. The service launched the internal fund-raising campaign knowing that this will be a particularly challenging Christmas for many families in our communities that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
“The pups put a smile on everyone’s face so it was a win-win initiative. Our members were happy to purchase the toy Nitro pups while helping others who are less fortunate,” said Chief Andrew Fletcher.
Due to the limited stock and the amazing show of support from members, the pups have sold out. However, the Police Service is looking at how it can share the puppy love with Nitro fans in the community in the future, with plans for a further order in 2021. Stay tuned for more info in the new year.
Photos of the pups are attached: