Braintree Police Department News

Posted on: September 1, 2021

Braintree Police Working Dog Foundation awarded grant from AKC's Canine Support Fund





Today the Braintree Police Department was visited by Stacey Ober of the AKC and Linda Flynn from the South Shore Kennel Club.  As you can imagine, these groups work tirelessly in their efforts to protect all members of the K9 family.  In the aftermath of the tragedy on June 4, 2021, the Braintree Police Working Dog Foundation was awarded a grant from the AKC’s Canine Support and Relief Fund.  AKC Reunite works with AKC Clubs to donate K9 police dogs to police departments around the United States.  The funds will go towards purchasing a police K9 in the future.  A big thank you to the AKC and South Shore Kennel Club!

 These two groups are also staunch advocates of Nero’s Law. (HB 2547 and SB 1606)  Unfortunately, the bill has not yet moved from the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.  A hearing was held on July 14, 2021, and we are all anxiously awaiting a favorable recommendation so that this bill can move through the legislative process.


Club members pictured above from left to right are:  Kathleen Nugent, Linda Flynn and Patricia Lydon.  The gentleman to Linda's right is Officer Cushing, who is recovering from his injuries when he and a fellow Officer were wounded and K9 Officer Kit was killed on June 4, 2021. 





Founded in 1945, South Shore Kennel Club (SSKC) is a non-profit, all-breed dog club based in Marshfield, MA,

and a member of the American Kennel Club (AKC). It is made up of dog breeders, exhibitors, owners and

enthusiasts from the South Shore area which extends from south of Boston to north of the Cape Cod Canal.


 The objectives of the club are:

To further the advancement of all breeds of pure-bred dog,

to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of all breeds of pure-bred dogs

and to encourage sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and obedience trials and

to conduct sanctioned matches and dog shows under the rules of the American Kennel Club.


Our members participate in a large number of canine activities ranging from conformation, obedience, rally,

hunt trials, lure coursing, therapy dog visitations to nursing homes and public education events.


We encourage anyone who shares the enjoyment of dogs in their lives and family to join the club.

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