K-9 unit receives funds
A recent meeting of Northampton Borough Council didn't go to the dogs, at least not literally.
However, Zoro, the police department's canine, was front and center as the focus of a presentation by Paw Prints on the Canal organizers.
Borough Police K-9 officer John Mullner, with Zoro on his side, was presented with a $5,100 donation to offset costs for the upkeep of the borough's K-9 unit and for Zoro's maintenance.
As the photo was being taken during the presentation, the donation, most of it in dollar bills of various amounts, found its way briefly in Zoro's face, if not his mouth.
Council President John Yurish commented the fundraising event for the borough's K-9 unit was exemplary, displaying volunteerism at its best along with a great event for the borough.
With the $5,100 donation, Paw Prints on the Canal has contributed more than $20,000 in its six years it has sponsored the event.
Organizers Candi Lynn and Julia and Tom Glick in their report said the $5,100 raised through food, a raffle and vendor donations, represents a 1.7-percent increase from 2013 when the funds raised tallied $5,015.
Paw Prints' seventh annual event at Canal Park will be held June 7, 2015. The event includes a rabies and microchipping clinic, rescue parade for available dogs looking for homes, dressed pet contest and dog demonstrations.