Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Retired Police Dogs

K9 DOGBARNSTABLE – An upcoming bike ride on the Cape benefits retired police dogs and their families.

The Cape and Islands Police K9 Relief Fund is once again putting on their annual Fun Run to pay for the medical bills of retired dogs.

“Medical bills, as everybody knows, they add up.” said President and Founder Joe Ambrosini. “So when a retired dog goes to the vet we take the bill and, if the money’s there, we pay for it.”

Ambrosini worked as a K9 officer with the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years.

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“They’re inseparable, it’s your partner.” said Ambrosini of K9 dogs. “I had retired my dog and I was still talking to him in my cruiser, because you forget. He’s with you all the time, he’s not like a pet, he’s not there when you come home, he’s with you when you come home. It’s a 24 hour thing.”

The ride is Saturday, September 27th from 9 AM to 11 AM. It starts at Patriot Square in South Dennis and ends at MacMillan’s Pier in Provincetown.

The cost to ride in the event is 20 dollars per rider, and 10 dollars per passenger.