New puppies for Edmonton Police canine unit finally have names
EDMONTON – Three puppies recruited to become police dogs for the Edmonton Police have new names, thanks to a ‘name that dog” contest which was open to elementary school kids.
Over 275 names were submitted by 85 public and Catholic schools in Edmonton and three names were picked.
“Herc (male) was named by the Grade 5 class at St. Anne Catholic School. Sniper (female) was named by the Grade 4 class at St. Timothy Catholic School, and Scout was named by the Grade 4 classes at Kildare and Mayfield Schools along with the Grade 5 class at Edmonton Christian West School,” said Sgt. Tom Pallas, of the Edmonton Police canine squad.
“We’d like to thank all of the students and school staff that helped with this project” said Pallas.
“We’re already looking forward to visiting the students that helped name our three newest recruits,” he said.
Arrangements are still being made for the dogs to visit the classes which submitted the winning names.