Champaign, Ill.— Kirby, a big, white, fluffy therapy K-9 with the University of Illinois Police Department, revisited 507 E Green St on Jan. 24.
He walked up to his new friends that were sitting in Conference Room 411, sniffing their hands and fingers looking for any trace of treats his handler, UIPD Detective Tara Hurless, handed out.
When he had his fill, Kirby laid down, yawned, cleaned himself, and listened to what Hurless, had to say about campus safety.
“He’s had such a long day,” Hurless joked.
From scam safety awareness to how lock a bike, Hurless reminded GET and IEI students, scholars and staff members about how to stay safe and vigiliant while on campus.
And Kirby reminded folks about how to smile.
Anyone on campus can request to see Kirby or one of the other therapy dogs working with UIPD by scanning the QR Code below.