Nanaimo police dogs get crocheted blankets for Christmas – Nanaimo News Bulletin

RCMP Police Dog Handler Cpl. Dean Muir, left, and Const. Matthew Tomasson shows a crocheted blanket for police dog Herc. (photo submitted)

Nanaimo police dogs get crocheted blankets for Christmas

Woman who loves to crochet creates blankets for all four of Nanaimo RCMP’s police service dogs

Christmas will be a warm and fluffy time for RCMP Police Service Dogs in Nanaimo.

All four criminal canines are the beneficiaries of the new blankets, which were crocheted by Nanaimo’s Sandy Clark, who, according to an RCMP press release, loves to crochet as much as animals.

Clark took up the pastime after her mother died in 2008.

“Mum loved to crochet and was passionate about it. This was my way of continuing her legacy and keeping her in my thoughts,” Clark said in the press release.

She told police that she got the idea to crochet blankets for the dogs from a friend who lives in Kansas City and who worked with the Kansas City Police Department to make blankets for the 14 police dogs. Clark loved the idea and after two months of planning and crocheting her blankets were ready to be donated.

“All of the handlers were very appreciative and appreciative of the blankets,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in the press release. “Everyone commented that it was so heartwarming to think of a total stranger dedicating so much time and energy to their beloved dogs. Very impressive.”
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