A new batch of K-9 crimefighters have been given names after a contest in Brevard County, Florida ahead of Christmas Day. There are 10 new K-9 police officers joining the police department and that means names were needed.
With 10 puppies, there are a lot of names needed. And while two puppies already had names, according to Fox 35 out of Orlando, there are still eight more puppies in need of names. However, the contest to name these puppies was only for seven of the K-9 cops. Why? Because the tenth puppy will be named with the help of a zoo exhibit at the Brevard Zoo.
For the two puppies that were already named, we have Cindy and Baby Blue (the former is named after a woman who donated ballistic vests for the K-9s when they are on duty, while the latter is named after their dad).
Apparently the contest was extremely popular and the sheriff’s office received more than 5,000 suggestions for puppy names.
K-9 puppies get their names with the help of a contest
With so many submissions, it took a while to sift through the names but in the end, nine of the puppies now have names. And those names are:
- Baby Blue
The final puppy is a girl and will have to wait a little bit longer to have her name chosen.
After the names were chosen, the sheriff thanked everyone who helped choose names for the puppies with a statement that reads,
"Thank you to everyone who suggested a name for our new K-9 Heroes and also for all of your amazing support for our agency! And now it’s time for the puppies to start their training as they will one day be called upon to help find missing children and seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia!"
We love the fact that these puppies got their names in time for Christmas and we can’t wait to learn the name of the tenth puppy. As these puppies get ready for their training we wish them well and hope for the best as they do their part to help save the day as members of the sheriff’s department.