RICHARDSON – The Richardson Police Department recently received a surprise donation for its K-9 Unit from Adriana Quiros, 9, a dog lover who’s been giving back to the community since she was a toddler.

This year instead of presents for her birthday she asked family and friends to donate items she could deliver to Remi and Falco, Richardson’s police dogs.

"I wanted to do something special for the dogs. People in the community do stuff for the police officers and never for the police dogs so, this is a special treat for them,” she said.

The Police Department’s K-9 Unit consists of two police K-9 teams that are active in narcotics interdiction. They help with building and area searching as well as suspect apprehension. The donation of toys gives the canines something to play with while they train.

The donations included squeaker footballs, a fetch stick and tennis balls.

Quiros’ father works in Richardson and her mom grew up in the city. Until this year, Quiros provided donations to a non-profit in Collin County. This year she wanted to donate to the police dogs at the Richardson Police Department.

Visit www.cor.net/police for more information on the Richardson Police Department.