Comeau names one of RCMP’s new service dogs

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Gadget one of 10 names bestowed on puppies

AMHERST – A Tidnish teen is one of 10 young Canadians to win the privilege of naming one of the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre’s new puppies.

MacKenzie Comeau’s suggestion Gadget was accepted from the 9,000 entries from across the country, of which 6,800 were made online.

As in previous years, the centre also received several creative hand-drawn entries.

All names had to start with the letter G. For multiple entries of the same name, a random draw was held.

The 10 puppies will be named Gizmo, Gainer, Galley, Griffin, Gabe, Gunner, Gadget, Grady, Grinder and Gibbs.

The winners each receive a certificate, an 8x10 laminated photo of the puppy, a plush German shepherd toy dog named Justice and an RCMP cap.

RCMP Service dog teams are an integral part of front line policing. They search for lost or missing people, track and apprehend criminals, remove illicit drugs from the streets and search for and recover evidence used in crimes.

Ninety-three per cent of the German shepherds working with the RCMP were born at the national training centre.

Organizations: RCMP Service

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