K9 Cops for Kids spreads joy to hospital patients

A 12-week-old german shepherd visited the Victoria Hospital's children's ward on Monday. (Prince Albert Police Service/Submitted)

The sixth annual K9 Cops for Kids stopped in Prince Albert on Monday.

The events consists of K9 units visiting hospitals across Saskatchewan: “The halls in the pediatric unit of the Victoria Hospital were filled with boots, furry feet and children’s laughter,” said a Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) news release.

Not only were PAPS handlers Cst. Kelsey Bighetty and Cst. Mathew Brown in attendance, Saskatchewan Environment, Saskatchewan Penitentiary and Saskatoon Police Service participated in hopes of bringing to joy to the children’s ward.

Although they didn’t visit Prince Albert, RCMP and the Regina Police Service participate as well.

“The star of the show,” as the news release described, was a 12-week-old german shepherd.

Members also handed out merchandise and other toys to the children.