Miss February is a real dog.
The fifth-annual OPP Canine Unit Calendar showcases the highly trained canines deployed across the province.
Each month features an OPP canine from across the province, with a short writeup identifying their specialty and home location.
The canine unit has responded to more than 1,700 calls for community service so far this year. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting training, the duties of the unit have not changed.
And while their normal workday can run from search and rescue to tracking wanted persons, detecting narcotics, searching for firearms, explosives and physical evidence, the unit members also had the time to strike a pose for charity.
All proceeds from the calendar go to the OPP Youth Foundation and the Friends of the OPP Museum.
Last year’s calendar sales raised $25,309.64 for the causes.
The OPP Youth Foundation provides funds to disadvantaged youth across the province.
The Friends of The OPP Museum is a volunteer-based charitable organization that supports, promotes and assists in the preservation of the history of the OPP.
Each calendar costs $10 and can be purchased at the OPP Off Duty Shop at oppshop.on.ca