NYPD 2022 K-9 calendar features emotional support dogs for first time
Jenny and Piper have been on the job less than a year and they’re already stars
By Rocco Parascandola
New York Daily News
NEW YORK — They’ve been on the job less than a year and they’re already stars.
Jenny and Piper, golden retrievers who are among the NYPD’s first emotional support canines, are featured in the 2022 calendar celebrating animal members of the force.
The calendar typically features canines that sniff for drugs, bombs or chemical weapons. But Jenny and Piper’s job is to detect stress — and then simply be there to provide empathy for an officer involved in a shooting or other traumatic incident.
NYPD leaders believe the pooches, who joined the Employee Assistance Unit in August, are vital to helping the department deal more effectively with cops in crisis.
Jenny and Piper are featured alongside more than a dozen hero dogs and four horses for the 2022 NYPD Canine and Friends calendar.
Watch as @MarcSantia4NY reports on the NYPD's first @nypdeau_1085 therapy dogs, Piper & Jenny - who offer emotional support & comfort to officers. They're also featured in the @nypolicefn annual NYPD Canine & Friends Calendar.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 14, 2021
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Many of the animals are named for fallen offices, such as Moore, named after Officer Brian Moore, who was killed by a gunman in Queens in 2015.
The $25 calendar can be purchased through the Police Foundation, a non-profit that funds various police initiatives and purchases, such as bullet-resistant vests.
For the first time, the annual K9 & Friends calendar from the @nycpolicefdtn features emotional support dogs, along with other specialized K9’s and horses.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) December 14, 2021
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