Yarmouth police selling ‘Nero’ stuffed dogs to raise funds for safety equipment

YARMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - Stuffed animals representing members of the Yarmouth Police Department’s K-9 Unit — including K-9 Nero — went on sale Saturday at the Yarmouth police station as part of an effort to raise money for safety equipment.

The 50 toy dogs, designed by Cape Cod Hospital nurse Denis Kalbach, were available for a $20 donation to the Yarmouth Police Foundation. All of the proceeds will be going toward the purchase of much-needed equipment to keep K-9 officers and their canine companions safe, according to the Yarmouth Police Department.

Hours after announcing that the toys would be available at 1 p.m., Yarmouth police posted a photo of area residents lining up at the station. They quickly sold out but police are continuing to take orders.

Anyone with questions about the stuffed animals can email Deputy Chief Steven G. Xiarhos at sxiarhos@yarmouth.ma.us

 

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