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Kelowna Run honors police dogs who gave their lives to protect their handlers – Kelowna Capital News

A career in the police can be taxing on a person, but the same can be said for a four-legged colleague.

That’s why Ned’s Wish, a society whose purpose is to improve the quality of life for Canada’s K-9 retirees, is teaming up with Kelowna’s Canine Heroes Kennel to host its second annual Heroes Run on September 25th. is hosting.

“Because of medical costs for retired police and military dogs, the chances of enjoying retirement may literally be at a fraction of the cost,” reads the press release. “If medical costs become too high, a dog’s quality of life can be significantly reduced or even shortened.”

This year’s run honors the memory of Gator, a police dog who gave his life to protect his handler and best friend during a phone call in Campbell River in July 2021.

“Gator not only ensured the safety of the community and other officers that day, but also allowed the handlers to return to their families.”

In honor of his five years in the military, this year’s Heroes Run features a family-friendly 5-kilometer road race starting at the Canine Heroes Kennel at 4395 Goodison Road.

Dogs on leashes are encouraged to participate in running.

Register for the run here for $75 and includes a gift bag.

“Because the work of police and military dogs is physically demanding, families who adopt retired police or military dogs can be left with significant costly health problems. It’s an unfortunate reality: Medical issues and associated costs can determine how long and how long police dogs can be retired.”


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Kelowna Run honors police dogs who gave their lives to protect their handlers – Kelowna Capital News

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