The Zanesville Police Department received a donation to help their K-9 fund Monday from an unlikely source.
Officials from the Noble Correctional Institution presented Chief Eric Lambes and Officer Mike Schiele, with a painting of injured K-9 Bosco created by an inmate in their arts and crafts program.
They also donated more than $200 that was left over in a fund from their K-9 that passed away.
The inmate was not from the area, but heard Bosco’s story and wanted to create a painting for the F.O.P/Z.P.D dinner and auction benefit for Bosco.
“He was very excited it was going to be used for a good purpose and he’s looking forward to the fact that hopefully it will help in healing Bosco, but like I said, he didn’t really do it for his own credit he did it for the benefit which I think it also an additional benefit to him,” says Joel Burris, Noble Correctional Institution Public Information Office.
Officer Schiele says Bosco’s doing well and even got to come home from the hospital for a night over the weekend. Schiele say’s he’s amazed at the quality of the painting and may even place a bid on it himself.
“The subject that did it is really talented and it’s nice to know that everybody cares and we really appreciate it and to be able to auction it off at our spaghetti dinner on Thursday,” says Schiele.
The spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be Thursday September 17th at the North Terrace Church of Christ in Zanesville from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.