June 16, 2020
There are plush versions of each Wausau K-9 officer.
That includes patrol dogs Max, Astor, Rio and Zanto. Therapy dogs Badge and Theo are also in the lineup.
Officer Shawn Fritsh said the sales support the K-9 teams over the course of the year.
It’s a way the unit works to be self-sufficient.
“The less we can rely on taxpayer money to fund the K-9 program and we can self-fund that program through donations and through fundraising activities,” explained Fritsch. “It’s just a win-win for the community.”
The police department sells the plushies for $15 each at their front desk.
Wausau PD has sold the plush-versions of their K-9 officers for several years now.