Media Release: New Date for Public Launch of Stryker K-9 Care Fund

The public event to celebrate the launch of the Saskatchewan SPCA’s Stryker K-9 Care Fund was delayed due to bad weather in April. A new event date has been set for June 7th.

The free event will be held:

  1. Date: Sunday, June 7

  2. Time: 2-4 p.m. (rain or shine)

  3. Place: Saskatoon Police Service headquarters (76 – 25th Street East) – outdoors at the east side of the building

A short ceremony to official launch the Stryker K-9 Care Fund will begin at 2:30 p.m. Canine units from a number of police forces will provide demonstrations throughout the afternoon.

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available. Our thanks to our BBQ sponsor, SaskEnergy for their support of the event.

The Stryker K-9 Care Fund provides owners with assistance for the costs of routine and emergency veterinary care for retired police dogs. Funding of up to $1,000 a year is available for dogs that have retired from active service with the RCMP or a municipal police service in the province. Further details at:

“The Stryker K-9 Care Fund is one of the first of its kind in Canada,” says Frances Wach, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan SPCA.

Law enforcement agencies are responsible for the cost to purchase, train and provide veterinary care for police dogs while on the job. However, once the dog has retired from service, the owner is responsible for all costs related to the care of the dog.

“The Stryker K-9 Care Fund celebrates the valuable work performed by these special members of the law enforcement team,” says Wach.

The fund is named in honour of a long-serving member of the Saskatoon Police Service Canine Unit. Two years after his retirement, Stryker developed a life threatening condition commonly known as “stomach torsion.” He underwent three surgeries in an unsuccessful attempt to save his life.

About the Saskatchewan SPCA

The Saskatchewan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a registered charity dedicated to the humane treatment of animals. Our focus is on the prevention of animal cruelty through education. In collaboration with our partners and stakeholders, we continue to work to ensure that every animal is treated humanely throughout its life.

For more information, please contact:

  1. Frances Wach, Executive Director

  2. Saskatchewan SPCA

  3. Phone: 306.382.2419

  4. Email:


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