The Toronto Police just received a very generous - bu anonymous offer - from a corporate donor this week.
An anonymous donor expressed concern for the lives and safety of the Toronto police dogs, and offered to buy 18 armoured vests for the canines, which are worth about $1,240 a piece, meaning this donation is worth $22,000!
The anonymous good samaritan made the offer this week, which Toronto Police are now considering the offer.
Not sure what there is to "consider" here, but Toronto Police will be discussing the matter Thursday and making their decision, which we're hoping is a solid 'YES' in favour of protecting the brave canines.
It's somewhat unbelievable to hear that Toronto Police dogs are not already equipped with armoured vests, like most K-9 dogs are in U.S. cities.
Sgt. James Hung of the Toronto Police said, "I am very grateful and I am very thankful that someone thought that the protection and care of our dogs is a priority."
There are currently 33 canines on the Toronto Police services, all of which are trained to wear collars and harnesses. Each vest weighs about three pounds, so the added weight of the vests could be a potential issue.
But most officers feel the benefits of the vests outweigh the "weight" of the vests themselves. Sgt. Hung says the vests would offer a "layer of protection from knife-wielding suspects, any sharp implements."
Hung also noted that even while the police dogsare searching a field or ravine, they are often subjected to sharp objects, stumps or twigs which the vests would offer protection from, keeping their vital organs safe from harm.
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Some key issues that this team will be focused on include responding to large events or gatherings in parks across the city and conducting business inspections. If officers notice a crowd in parks, they will be dispersing people as quickly as possible, the City states.
On top of this, the team will also be working towards prohibiting people from bringing "large amounts of alcohol" into public places.
Bublé, who joined two minutes into the call, jokingly suggested that the town should replace its water supply with Bubly, a sparkling water he has endorsed in the past.
However, it seems that the township wasn't buying Bublé's latest sale pitch. "Of course, I told Mr. Bublé that we are very proud of our high-quality municipal water and we have absolutely no plans to replace it with sparkling water. Our water in North Grenville is some of the best in Eastern Ontario," Peckford said in a press release.
According to CTV, the quick cameo was actually part of a new SodaStream campaign.