The Boynton Beach Police Department has a therapy dog on staff for cuddles, comfort, and reassurance while officers and detectives work their cases. This 6-year-old Beagle named Harley has worked with the department on over 50 cases throughout her career, and when her 1-year anniversary with the BBPD rolled around, her partner couldn’t let it pass without a little bit of fanfare!
Comforting parents who are having the worst day of their life, offering her fur for petting to children in the middle of custody disputes, or cuddling up to people who are nervous during tough interviews, Harley is there to lend a helping paw.
Detective Astrel Labbe is her partner, and he knows just how far Harley’s help will take the case when he gets a case that deals with children in some way. While Labbe may have been trained to handle cases like these, having Harley on hand to help makes a huge difference.
So, on her anniversary of being with the department for an entire year, they decided to throw her a party!
She wore her party hat for a few seconds before pawing it away…but not before they snapped this adorable picture! They even baked her a (dog-friendly) cake of her very own!