Holiday cheer and a warm welcome: Meet K9 Alvin

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BICKNELL, IN (WTHI) – Here’s a feel good story for you!

The Bicknell community not only got the chance to hang out with Santa, but Alvin made his debut!

Residents got to meet the newest addition to the Bicknell City Police Department on Sunday, K9 Alvin.

More than 100 families showed up to take pictures of Alvin along with Santa Claus.

K9 Alvin was purchased by community donations. Community members stepped up to the plate, raising more than $9,000.

“That came from the schools, local businesses, farmers, prosecutors office,” said Lydia Duncan, Event Organizer, “Alvin is a community dog. He was not purchased by the city of Bicknell, he belongs to the community.”

Duncan says they still need financial support. Alvin’s handler is responsible for all expenses. The city of Bicknell only pays for Alvin’s training.