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Updated: Max working his last RCMP shift Tuesday…

UPDATE: During the Dec 1, 2018 weekend Max passed away. We are deeply saddened to hear the news.

PRINCE GEORGE, BC: The Prince George RCMP Victim Services’ Crisis Response and Therapy Dog ‘Max’ is working his last shift on Tuesday, August 14th…

To honour Max and his service, the Prince George Detachment is inviting the public to say a fond farewell to this beloved yellow lab on his last day. There will be an award ceremony at 1:30 PM followed by refreshments and fun for everyone until 3:00 PM tomorrow.

Max has enjoyed a vast and impactful career within the RCMP’s Victim Services Unit. For over five years (35 dog years), Max has assisted those young and old in our City and other communities in BC.

His kind demeanor and calming presence has helped clients by providing support during a crisis, or as they speak to police or testify in court. Here are a few of the many firsts and awards Max has had during his service:

· First full time professional therapy dog within the RCMP in Canada;

· First therapy dog to go to court with a child victim in BC;

· Winner of the Unsung Hero Award for Community Service in 2016;

· Instrumental in assisting his handler, Victim Services Coordinator Krista Levar, in obtaining the BC Achievement Award in 2017 for their work together.

In his retirement, Max plans to do some relaxing and swimming at various lakes, guard his front porch and enjoy getting treats without having to work for them.

Thanks for all you’ve done, Max!

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