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Milwaukee Police Department hosts K-9 blood drive

The K-9 blood drive hosted by the Milwaukee Police Department was a huge success.

Many dog owners proudly stepped up to the plate including K-9 Officers with MPD to fortify the local blood bank for dog blood.

This event at the rarely open to the public Neighborhood Task Force building on Vliet Street was about so much more.

This was a chance for members of the public to meet officers from several different divisions, including fugitive apprehension, in a low pressure environment.

\"The community is vital to our work,\" said Police Chief Ed Flynn who was at Saturday's event. \"Our mission is to help create safe communities so with an event like this, it creates opportunities for officers and individual citizens just to get to know each other. There's no crisis nobody has to intervene in an emergency. They get to interact with each other as residents of this great city.\"

Milwaukee Buck mascot Bango was on hand and the Brewers had appearances from the Racing Sausages and Catcher Martin Maldonado who stopped by with his family.

If you missed the blood drive but would like to help contact the Milwaukee Emergency Center for Animals by clicking here 

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