SEEKONK, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Puppy lovers are gathering at the annual Pumpkin Somethin' event on Saturday to welcome the new K9 comfort dog named "Mac". Seekonk Police Department announced his name on Friday when the puppy arrived at the station, after asking for the public's help in choosing his name earlier in the week on Facebook.
The post received almost 600 comments suggesting potential names for the new pup.
The eight-week-old 18-pound English Labrador is at The Pumpkin Somethin' from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. to wave a paw to his new neighbors. Mac is the Seekonk Police Department's third K9 and will work with School Resource Officer Nagle as a comfort dog in schools.
The new puppy was donated to SPD by Boonefield Labradors.
"Congratulations Seekonk Police Department and the Nagle family! Mac will be an incredible asset to your department, school & community! We look forward to watching him grow with you," Boonefield Labradors said on Facebook.
"Wishing a very special THANK YOU to Boonefield Labradors for donating Mac to our family. He has already made a difference by bringing many smiles to the faces within the walls of the Seekonk Police Department. We look forward to the smiles he will bring on a daily basis to everyone who meets him!" Seekonk Police said on Facebook.
The new K9 will be starting his first shift in the coming weeks.