Students at Resurrection Catholic School will host the Lancaster Police Department’s K-9 team and mounted unit on Oct. 18 to learn more about how dogs and horses work with police on the job.

Students are raising money in October to donate to community organizations that use animals to help others. The idea came because the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, falls in October.

Police Sgt. Michael Gerace will give a presentation on dog obedience in the school gym at 8:30 a.m. Mounted police will arrive later for all students to visit. Both horses and dogs are considered actual police officers and have their own badges, according to department’s website,

In the photo, students gather round Ozzy and Police Officer Scott McDonald during Laps for Learning in May 2017.