Tomah Police Department welcomes new therapy dog, Ruby, to the team

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) – The Tomah Police Department has a new furry companion.

Officers welcomed a labradoodle named Ruby to their team,

Blueberry Cottage Labradoodles donated Ruby to the department.

Ruby, who is only eight weeks old, will provide support to people in stressful situations.

Officer Delaney Hanrahan, Ruby’s primary caretaker, plans to take Ruby into schools, hospitals and nursing homes.

Hanrahan says dogs make the working environment more relaxing.

“They just kind of give a calming presence and just another tool that we can use in our job setting,” Hanrahan said. “She’s just so cute. Everybody wants to come and say hi to her.”

The Tomah PD also has a K9 for crime-related situations.

It will take about a year for Ruby to complete her training, Hanrahan said.

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