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Community - August 29, 2018

Dogs are in the limelight at Paws for Paws community event

An estimated 100-plus people came out to Burgess Park on Saturday, Aug. 25, for the Paws for Paws event sponsored by the Menlo Park Police Foundation, which included a fundraising walk, demonstrations, food trucks and raffles.

In addition to the pictured demonstration of Hardy apprehending a "criminal" on command, the demos also featured Menlo Park K-9 Officer Duke, who sniffed out drugs stashed in a car, and search and rescue dogs from the San Francisco Fire Department.

Menlo Park Police Chief Dave Bertini was master of ceremonies.

Working dogs weren't the only canines present: Dog owners were invited to bring their pets along to enjoy the summer's day, and the park with filled with canines of all types and sizes.

The event was a fundraiser for the police department's K-9 program, scholarships that support victims of crime, and programs that fund youth-related community sports.

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