Truckee police raise money for humane society

Orphaned animals got a helping hand last month when the Truckee police officers cleared tables and waited on guests at the Wagon Train, donating 100 percent of their tips to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

The officers raised $3,200.

Truckee Police Officer Jeff Safford with his friendly assistant Bear who helped greet customers at the Wagon Train. Photo/Provided

Truckee police Officer Jeff Safford with Bear who helped greet customers at the Wagon Train. Photo/Provided

Mayor Carolyn Wallace Dee was also on hand, greeting and seating diners, and even taking half an hour to explain the HSTT to a customer. The diner then left a $1,000 tip.

The fundraiser was part of the Truckee Police Officers Association Tip-a-Cop program. The Wagon Train also donated a portion of sales from the July 20-21 event to HSTT.

Founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers, the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe has become the driving force of animal rescue and adoption for the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area. Over the last decade it has evolved to a nationally recognized nonprofit organization with four employees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers, offering a variety of services and programs, including adoption days, fostering, public education, pet-assisted therapy, and community spay and neuter programs.

For more information, call (530) 587.5948.



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