Showing posts with label therapy dog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label therapy dog. Show all posts

Monday, May 16, 2022

The Dog Project scheduled for Saturday, June 4, from noon to 3 PM will feature our own "Ben Franklin"

The Franklin Lion's Club is presenting an event about everything Dog with demonstrations from Hanscom AFB K-9 unit, and Franklin Police's K-9, Ben Franklin.

Comfort and Service dogs will show you how they assist people.

Representatives from organizations that provide training, doggie day care, doggie treats, dog walkers, and more will be participating.

The Dog Project is scheduled for the Town Common on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 3 PM. Rain date is Sunday, June 5, noon to 3 PM.

No cost for the event. Raffle items will be on site to raise money to donate to a Dog organization.

  • Donations of dog food for the Franklin Food Pantry would be appreciated.
  • Donations of old eye glasses will be collected by the Lion's Club.

Franklin Police: Ben Franklin gains his "Canine Good Citizen" certification
Franklin Police: Ben Franklin gained his "Canine Good Citizen" certification in Jan 2021
 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Franklin Police: Ben Franklin gains his "Canine Good Citizen" certification

"Congratulations to Ben Franklin! Today he earned his “Canine Good Citizen” certification.   
Thank you to MasterPeace Dog Training of Franklin for their continued generous donation of working with our canine companion! 
Officer Mucciarone and Ben will continue to serve the community by brining joy and smiles to all!"

Franklin Police: Ben Franklin gains his "Canine Good Citizen" certification
Franklin Police: Ben Franklin gains his "Canine Good Citizen" certification



Wednesday, August 26, 2020

In the News: "Patches featuring Franklin police dogs being sold to benefit animal charities"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin: 

"Patches featuring the Police Department’s K-9 officer and therapy dog are being sold to benefit two Massachusetts charities that serve animals.

The patches, sold by the Franklin Police Patrol Association, feature K-9 Robbi, a 3-year-old German shepherd who has been with the department since 2018; and the department’s therapy dog Ben Franklin, a nearly 2-year-old golden retriever, who joined the department in early 2019.

All proceeds from patch sales will go toward the Cape Cod Police K-9 Relief Fund and Nature’s Nurse Wildlife Rehabilitation, operated by Franklin wildlife rehabilitator Stacey Cobb."


Find about more about the Franklin Police Patrol Association via their Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/Franklin-Police-Patrol-Association-299943613453249

 
In the News: "Patches featuring Franklin police dogs being sold to benefit animal charities"
In the News: "Patches featuring Franklin police dogs being sold to benefit animal charities"


Monday, May 4, 2020

FPD: May the 4th be with you!

Even if you are not celebrating, Franklin Police Dept. would like to wish you a very happy Star Wars Day. 

We’re lucky enough to have our very own Han Solo and Chewbacca ...

Officer Mucciarone and FPD therapy dog Ben Franklin!

FPD: May the 4th be with you! (Photo from FPD)
FPD: May the 4th be with you! (Photo from FPD)

Friday, December 20, 2019

Ben Franklin caught in action (video)

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"You’ve heard of the Grinch who stole Christmas, but what about the golden retriever?

On Wednesday, the Franklin Police Department’s 1-year-old therapy dog, Ben Franklin, was caught committing larceny on camera, “stealing” away toys reserved by the department for the Santa Foundation, a charity based in Franklin.

As the canine was feeling a little Grinchy, Officer Eric Cusson recorded Ben Franklin carrying a doll in a baby carrier in his mouth, his fluffy tail swaying back and forth as he zipped through the hallways of the Police Department to his hiding place."

https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20191219/in-house-grinch-almost-foils-franklin-police-charity-effort

The Facebook post includes the video of Ben in action:

Sunday, April 14, 2019

"Ben is still only in puppy kindergarten"

From the Boston Globe, an article of interest for Franklin:
"In a Franklin elementary school, a young boy with special needs was screaming and crying. Nobody could comfort him, not even his teachers or a police officer who was called to help. 
Just as the situation verged on uncontrollable, the newest member of the police department arrived on the scene. The presence of Ben Franklin, a 5-month-old golden retriever puppy, immediately calmed the child. 
“As soon as we brought Ben, the boy looked at the officer and snapped out of it. He said ‘Can I pet him?’ and the officer said ‘Yes, if you’re good,’” said Mark Manocchio, a lieutenant in the Franklin Police Department. “The teachers and police couldn’t calm him down, but he saw the dog and it was like magic.”

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2019/04/12/ruff-day-take-comfort-franklin-police-new-therapy-puppy/RkFrfwIVHBGpMznGukoNjI/story.html


Ben was introduced to the Town Council
Ben was introduced to the Town Council

and Ben was introduced to the School Committee
and Ben was introduced to the School Committee