Have a look at our Christmas video featuring loads of Police Dogs and Independent Search Dogs wearing their Christmas Party outfits.
This year has been an amazing year for us at K9 Memorial. On 12th April, 13 years of planning came to fruition and saw the only memorial in the UK dedicated to our amazing Police Dogs unveiled.
The event took place at Oaklands Park in Chelmsford Essex and was attended by many of our amazing PDs, handlers (past and present), dignitaries and Cressida Dick Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police Service, who unveiled the statue.
All of this would not have been possible without your kindness and generosity by making donations and organising fundraising events. We can’t thank each and everyone of you enough for helping to make this happen.
Also this year we have seen a number of our police dogs pass away whilst still serving their local force. This is one of the sad things to inform you about, but we feel that it is very important that these PDs are honoured.
PD Oki – Greater Manchester
PD Nero – Ministry Of Defence
PD Stella -Ministry Of Defence
PD Lex – National Crime Agency
PD Jukie – Norfolk & Suffolk
PD Ava – Police Scotland
PD Buck – Police Scotland
PD Vinnie – Police Scotland
PD Buddy – Devon Police
PD Will – Cleveland Police
We have also lost many of our Retired Police Dogs some of whom enjoyed many years of retirement.
We also continue to remember the incredible service of our Police dogs by awarding the National K9 Memorial Medal, this year we have awarded 40.
We thank them for all they did during their service, they are all greatly missed by their families, friends and colleagues.
So what is next for us? Well fundraising is underway for the next phase of our project which is to get a plaque added to our wonderful statue. We will start to think about fundraisers for this in the New Year. Once we have details we will let you know.
Again, we’d like to thank you all for your support and generosity, please keep supporting us. In the meantime we would like to wish each and everyone of you, especially those who are working, a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
We’ll see you all in 2020!!!