September 3, 2014 9:27 am
Updated: September 3, 2014 6:28 pm

Calgary Police unveil 2015 canine charity calendar

ABOVE: Canine Unit Const. Shawn MacGillivary and his dog Nox join Global Calgary to discuss the 2015 Canine Unit Calendar

CALGARY – Police have unveiled the 2015 Canine Unit Calendar, which features 13 months of adorable service dogs.

Officials say this year’s calendar is bigger and better than last years, with even more photos and details about their four-legged members.

It features most of the unit’s 21 dogs, is larger in size and also contains a special nine-picture centerfold insert than can be removed.

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The calendar costs $10 and proceeds go to towards the Calgary Police Foundation.

Last year, the calendar raised more than $30,000 for the Foundation’s funded program YouthLink Calgary, and sold out in less than 48 hours.

Due to the popularity of the calendar, officials say 8,000 copies have been printed for 2015.

The calendars are available for purchase online at www.calgarypolice.ca or www.calgarypolicefoundation.ca, or at several local businesses including:

  • City of Calgary Animal Services Centre, 2201 Portland Street S.E.
  • Animal Clinic, 1016 9 Ave. S.W.
  • C.A.R.E. Centre Animal Hospital, 7140 12 St. S.E.
  • Especially 4 Pets, 436 16 Ave. N.E.
  • Calgary Police Credit Union, 5111 47 St. N.E.
  • The Canine Fitness Centre, 509 42 Ave. S.E.
  • Blue Grass Nursery, Sod and Garden Centre, 260130B Writing Creek Cres., Rocky View County (Balzac)

Police say this year alone, service dogs have responded to roughly 4,300 calls, with the dogs being deployed in more than half of those situations.

Since January, at least 175 arrests can be attributed directly to the unit.

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