Earlier in August Ruby visited the bison in Custer State Park in South Dakota and last week the K-9s For Cops public art installation in her hometown of Chicago. It’s been quite a summer!
On display from July through Labor Day, K-9s for Cops honored the canine unit and fallen police officers while raising funds for the families of officers wounded or killed in the line of duty and free spay/neuter services for residents in economically challenged communities. K-9s For Cops included more than 100 54-inch-tall fiberglass German Shepard statues standing guard in downtown Chicago, primarily along the magnificent mile.
The statues were designed by Chicago artists and sponsored by local businesses and individuals. They will be auctioned off with the goal of raising $250,000 for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and PAWS Chicago. Here are a few of our favorites – sorry, we forgot to write down the artist’s name or title.
Ruby was sadly not asked to model or participate in the K-9s for Cops campaign, but she still wanted to show support in her own special way. The K-9 Police Academy has also ignored her calls (she may have to give up the dream of being a K-9 hero and stick to blogging and just being cute).