It seems that Summer is a “slow” time for most non-profits. Not for us. We need to hustle all year. Our mission to protect every K9 who works on behalf of a community or our nation needs constant hustle.
One of our biggest challenges in helping the K9’s is getting through to their human handlers and to the communities that they serve.
We need to educate.
What do I mean? Well, in this time in our country when all law enforcement are being scrutinized so severely and when the press surrounding law enforcement work is generally negative, Police Departments are suspicious of “do-gooders” like us. It is also worth mentioning that there are other groups out there who are in our same line of work and they often “force” themselves on departments from the top down and that creates an unpleasant situation for the end users.
So having written all of this, I am asking for your help. If you are a supporter, please use your network to pass the word about what we do. Please talk to your local law enforcement folks and let them know we are here to help their K9’s.
It is worth mentioning that we provide ballistic and non-ballistic vests, health care cost assistance, heat alarms for law enforcement vehicles, GPS tracking devices for Search and Rescue K9’s and a few other things here and there.
So consider this blog post as a request. A request to help us spread the word about our mission and how all we ask in return is for the folks whose K9’s we help to provide us with a couple of photos and a bit of fundraising help.
We have helped close to 900 K9’s and our goal is to be at 1000 by the end of the year.
Help us help them.