Anaheim honored the bravery and dedication of the city’s K-9 officers by unveiling and dedicating “Valor,” a monument symbolizing a police dog, on April 3, 2016 at La Palma Dog Park.
The life-size bronze sculpture was inspired by a 2014 incident in which Anaheim Police K-9 officer Bruno was shot in the line of duty.
Bruno, who survived the shooting and months of recovery, became an international sensation with an outpouring of public support. Bruno now enjoys retirement and his “job” keeping a watchful eye on his family’s children.
After the shooting, Anaheim Council Member Kris Murray met with residents and business leaders to come up with a way to honor the city’s K-9s.
From there the idea of the monument was born, and thanks to community volunteers, money was raised to bring a sculpture to Anaheim.
Residents led the Kash For K-9s fundraising. The Anaheim/Orange County Hotel Industry led the way with a $25,000 donation, while children gave change in a touching show of support.
The La Palma Dog Park monument and another planned for the future Olive Hills Dog Park are funded entirely by community donations, spearheaded by the Kash for K-9s community volunteer committee.
Anyone interested in donating can visit the Anaheim Community Foundation webpage at www.anaheimcf.org/community, click the donate tab, and type in Kash for K9s to indicate donation interest.
Thank you for your support.
Anaheim Police K-9 officers serve and protect the Anaheim community alongside their human partners. With bravery and courage, these highly-trained dogs do not shy away from facing perilous conditions. They have a job to do, and they get it done.
Please join the community as we honor K-9 officers with a beautiful bronze statue, created by sculptress Susan Bahary. Thanks to hundreds of community members, this monument will proudly stand with grace and dignity.
Thank you to our sponsors
Friends of the Anaheim Police K9 Association
Bomel Construction Company Inc.
Colony Residents and Friends
Keith Olesen and Brad Daniels
Tempo Urban Kitchen
Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
Anaheim Hill Golf Course
My Buzz Online
Schwab Charitable Fund
Drapes by Vincent
Mike Kelly & Travis Fairweather Anaheim Real Estate
Accurate Concrete and Goldman Strong Foundation
Askew, Lloyd E.
J Star Auto Group
Official Termite Solutions, Inc.
Board and Brew
Camp Bow Wow
Well Street Counseling & Learning
Superior Graffiti Solutions
To make a donation online which will assist with fundraising efforts to honor our K-9 officers with a monument at the new Olive Hills Dog Park, visit www.anaheimcf.org/donate.
After clicking donate, you can type in the area you would like your gift applied to “Kash for K-9’s”