Murney is coming back!
Murney is coming back to the streets of Downtown Kingston
Kingston’s beloved patrol horse, Murney is now in training with Constable Amy Carter and hopes to be welcoming visitors and residents throughout downtown Kingston over the summer. Click to read article about Constable Amy and Murney.
A recent report to Kingston City Council detailed findings and recommendations for a Community Focus Group for the downtown Kingston area. One of the recommendations in the report is to “support[s] the increased presence of uniformed Kingston Police officers walking in the downtown core as part of a group of downtown ‘ambassadors’ with the appropriate de-escalation training. This group of ambassadors may also be assisted by the continued support from Murney, the Kingston Police mounted unit.” Kingston Police is looking at options to include ongoing expenses for Murney to be part of its 2023 budget.
In the interim, Murney has benefited from donations from the community to fund her ongoing expenses. It's important to ensure Murney continues to work and live in a healthy environment ahead of her return to the important public work she undertakes with Cst. Amy Carter.
Murney’s annual expenses are approximately $35,000. If you are in a financial position to do so, please consider a 2022 donation. The goal is to raise an additional $32,000 by end of 2022.
Here is how you can help meet the goal:
- Donate securely online through Canada Helps at https://www.kingstonpolice.ca/en/general-information/mounted-unit-fundraising.aspx
- Donate in person at any TD Bank branch in Kingston (you don’t have to be a TD Bank customer)
- Donate in person or by phone at the City Hall Payment Centre, 23 Ontario St., 613-546-4291 x1240
- Donate by etransfer to KPHorse@CityofKingston.ca. Please be sure to include your name, mailing address and email in the message field if you would like an income tax receipt.
One hundred percent of all donations qualify for a tax receipt and every dollar raised directly supports Murney’s care and training.
Corporate sponsorships are also available for programs such as Murney on Patrol. If you own a business and are interested in partnering with the City of Kingston to connect with customers in a unique way, please reach out to Julie Fossitt, Manager, Marketing and Revenue Development at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your ongoing support for this valued and unique member of the Kingston Police Service and the community.
Chief Antje McNeely, Kingston Police
Marijo Cuerrier , Downtown Kingston BIA
Desiree Kennedy, City of Kingston