Thomek is our Cancer Survivor and was a Police K9 in Indianapolis. He worked the streets and did a good job and we love having him in our family. We try to spoil him, but occasionally we have this situation:
A quick post as we roll into 2015. Your generosity has been compelling. We’ve helped more than a few Working K9 Teams and we are going to help a bunch more in 2015. The latest K9 team we’ve been able to assist is from Laurel Indiana and they have a little Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LPDK9Diablo
We’ve also recently helped out a K9 team from Dickens, TX with a significant equipment contribution. Deputy Britt Bradford has a couple of working K9’s and a large area to cover with very little funding. These are the types of teams that need our help. If you get the chance to post a link or pass the word, please do so as any exposure is a good thing.
I’m still working through the vetting process of becoming a 501c3 non-profit. Wow. That is something.
I’ll be working on a better solution for Hats and T-shirts. I am not in the business of selling and shipping clothing, so I’m getting some assistance from people in the know. Seems those things do raise a fair amount of $.
The paypal donation link is always at the ready here on the website. Any donation, no matter how small is appreciated.
Thanks for your support and I wish you a kick-ass 2015.
When I heard about what was going on with K9 Rooster I knew that this would be my mission. K9 Rooster is a Bomb and Patrol Dog. “Patrol” means he hunts bad guys down and holds on to them until the humans get there to do their business. Rooster had experienced a serious breathing issue and he needed to get that issue fixed or he was going to be put down. The Police Officer who is Rooster’s “pilot” did some research and found a place nearby that would do a surgery to try and fix Rooster’s breathing problem. The City where Rooster Serves has a Veterinarian and that human didn’t think the surgery was worth the money.
Rooster had been actively involved in the apprehension of multiple ARMED suspects after they committed a robbery and had found and then apprehended an intruder in a citizens home who was hiding in a closet. In short, Rooster was and is worth the $ to keep him with his Partner and serving their community. It is difficult to find a Dog who can handle that type of work on a consistent basis and Rooster is “all in.”
Because of your generosity and kindness, Rooster just returned from his surgery and is doing well. He has to be on “light duty” for a while and then we will see how he does. Even if Rooster doesn’t get to go back out and do what he loves, which is hunting down criminals, he will still get a chance to live with his family.
I sincerely appreciate your kindness and generosity.
So today we were able to provide Deputy Taylor and his K9 “Kraken” with a “K9 Storm” duty harness. When I was in the SEAL Teams I used the K9 Storm equipment and it was excellent. It was so awesome to give a K9 Team a solid piece of kit to be utilized on their job. Deputy Taylor works in a very small unit with a lot of ground for he and Kraken to cover. Thank you for supporting us. This is the first of what I hope will be many K9’s and K9 crews who are helped by Spikes K9 Fund. I also made a little video in celebration: http://tinyurl.com/mtbngu3
I’m a retired SEAL. I was a K9 handler for a few deployments and then went on to other things. “Spike” was my first “Working Dog” and he saved my sorry ass more than once. Spike was KIA in 2006. I was wounded in 2009. The Dog I was with (Remco) took the first 2 rounds. I took the next one. That Dog died doing his job. He saved my life like other Dogs did during my previous deployments. I owe them. I have a good crew helping me out. Please read my mission statement and pass the word. If you know of K9 teams in places with no funds who need help, please get them to this website. I’m invested.