Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 8 the inaugural Poker Run 4 da Dogs! will be held to benefit the Chesterfield County Police K-9 Association. Morrissett is proud to host the start of the run and is also one of the primary sponsors of the event.
The Chesterfield County Police K-9 Association was formed to ensure that the dogs that were trained to protect the citizens of Chesterfield County and worked so hard are provided a comfortable retirement once they leave active duty. They help provide financial resources so that the dogs receive all the care and attention they deserve. This includes monthly food expenses, annual checkups, and medicine. Caring for a large canine can be very costly, and once an animal is retired they no longer receive financial support from the county. That’s where CCP K-9 steps in, and why we need your help.
The poker run has a total of five stops and no pre-registration is required. Sign-up begins at 9am at Morrissett Funeral Home, 6500 Iron Bridge Road, N. Chesterfield, VA 23234, and the event begins at 10am. The route is approximately two hours long and has a total of five stops.
At the final stop of the poker run at Steel Horse Harley there will be some guests of honor. Demonstrations will be held by both retired & working police dogs. Attendees can also have their picture taken with some of the retired dogs. The cost is $20 per hand (no limit), and prizes for the poker run will be awarded at the last stop. See the poster below for more information.
Supporting service animals is a cause that is very close to our hearts at Morrissett. We have our very own service dogs, Hope and Peace, who have received special training to help them provide grief support for families that come through our door as they mourn the loss of a loved one. We appreciate the dedication and hard work of all service animals, and know the importance of K9 officers in the police force.
Other upcoming fundraising events for the Chesterfield County Police K-9 Association are listed on their Facebook page, and donations are also always appreciated.
Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, A Life Celebration Home
6500 Iron Bridge Rd.
N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
Serving the Richmond area since 1870