The Orland Park Police Department is hoping to continue to bring comfort to the community with the help of a therapy dog. The department has applied for a grant from the Petco Foundation to help fund the program.
The therapy dog program was started in 2018 and has been a great success. The program has been used to help comfort victims of crime, provide emotional support to officers, and help build relationships between the police and the community. The therapy dog, named “Lucky”, is a two-year-old Labrador Retriever and is trained to provide comfort and support to those in need.
The grant from the Petco Foundation would help the department cover the costs of the program, including food, veterinary care, and training. The grant would also help the department expand the program to include more therapy dogs and provide additional training for the handlers.
The Orland Park Police Department is committed to providing the best service to the community and believes that the therapy dog program is an important part of that mission. The department hopes that the grant will help them continue to bring comfort and support to those in need.
The Petco Foundation is dedicated to helping animals and the communities they serve. The foundation has awarded more than $200 million in grants to animal welfare organizations since 1999. The Orland Park Police Department is hopeful that they will be able to receive the grant and continue to bring comfort to the community.