Police get a pup
Weyauwega’s new recruit to receive training
During the Thursday Night-on-Main event on Sept. 27, the Weyauwega Police Department provided burgers, brats and pulled pork sandwiches to raise money for their new therapy dog.
Her name is Bailey and the pup has already has developed a penchant for sleeping on the job.
Bailey was donated to the department at no coast from Wolf River Bernedoodles.
Bernedoodles are a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Standard Poodle.
Bailey will work fulltime in the Weyauwega-Fremont School District and will be handled by the School Resource Officer Heather DeGrand.
Bailey will also be part of community gatherings, visit nursing homes and local businesses and be on call for traumatic events.
At schools, therapy dogs encourage children to calm down. TheY help alleviate stress, decrease blood pressure and provide unconditional emotional acceptance.
The fundraising efforts will cover the following estimated dog-related bills: veterinarian expenses ($650), dog food ($430), grooming ($210), obedience training for puppies ($250), therapy dog training and certification ($225), boarding services when officers are not available ($200) and miscellaneous dog equipment ($400).