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Requiem for K9 Inca

Photo:. CantonRep/Scott Heckel
Photo:. CantonRep/Scott Heckel

Massillon police officer Miguel Riccio reacts while carrying the ashes of his K-9 Inca during a remembrance for the police dog at Duncan Plaza in Massillon on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

Massillon, the next town over from me, recently held a memorial following the death of K9 Inca.

More photos here.

Rest in peace, Inca.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Meet Sheba!

Photo from The Network
Photo from The Network

Here in Stark County, Ohio, we are very fortunate to have the Children’s Network, a place where children of abuse can prepare for trials and work through their trauma. Founded in 1987, the Children’s Network Child Advocacy Center of Stark County (The Network) is a community partnership of caring professionals from child protective services, local law enforcement agencies, prosecution, victim advocacy, mental health, medical and support services. These professionals work together in one location to help children and their families cope with exposure to violence, sexual abuse and severe physical abuse by offering comprehensive, coordinated services in the investigation and prosecution of these cases and the treatment and aftercare services available to these children and their non-offending family members.

And The Network is very fortunate to have Sheba, a therapy dog who helps calm children as they try to put their shattered lives back together. Isn’t she beautiful?

Such a great mission!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Columbus, Ohio Meals on Wheels Serves Pets

Kudos to Lifecare Alliance Senior Petcare program, which gives free pet food and veterinary care to owners in need. The Petcare program arose when human food deliverers were noticing the remains of their meals littering the area around pet food bowls. They recognized that seniors need pets for quality of life, as well as for to enhance longevity.

While Lifecare Alliance takes care of the food, the Veterinary Program at The Ohio State University provides care.

Sounds like a great partnership!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

RIP K-9 Joker

The Brimfield K-9 Corps, circa 2014
The Brimfield K-9 Corps, circa 2014
From the Brimfield, Ohio, Police Department: It is with sadness today that we announce the passing of retired Brimfield Police Department K-9 Joker. Joker’s end of watch was July 28, 2019.

Joker was born on July 23, 2006 and served with Captain Christopher Adkins. Joker served our Brimfield community until his retirement on September 21, 2013. Together, they had 374 deployments together, with numerous drug seizures, including some of the largest ones assisting Tallmadge PD. Joker received his first state certification at 6 months old, and maintained both state and national certifications throughout his career. Continue reading RIP K-9 Joker