Yesterday I was able to take a few pics of the latest Dog we were able to help because of your generosity.
K9 Max is just beginning his career as a narcotics detection Dog. He will be traveling far and wide. He will travel on planes, trains, boats and automobiles.
His new harness will help him be safer and more effective in his work.
Check it out. Today I received this email:
Helen sent me information to contact you.
Athena and I work for a small rural Sheriff’s Office in Southeastern Oklahoma. The Sheriff’s Office does not have the funding to pay for any medical that Athena or other working dogs may need. Athena has been on staff with the Sheriff’s Office since May of 2012 and has worked for two different Sheriff’s. Athena is a police K9 that has had one hip replacement surgery and still needs the other hip replaced. Athena still works with the kids and does PR work. We had planned on letting Athena just do PR work and me using K9 Reiko for patrol work. K9 Reiko was a Military working dog that served 2 years before coming to us in October of 2012. K9 Reiko served with K9 Athena until February 27, 2015 on this day. K9 Reiko passed away suddenly due to a brain aneurysm. With the death of Reiko it has put Athena back into working patrol with me. Athena really needs her hip replaced so she can work without as much pain. Athena loves to work is the only reason that she has not been retired. The vets have told me that there is no reason that Athena could not work with having her hips replaced. Athena’s first hip surgery was done at Oklahoma State University. Athena is scheduled for her next surgery on April 28, 2015. If you have any questions feel free to ask me.
So here is the deal….Athena needs help. Her Pilot and her community need her out there keeping them safe. We will help them.
to go to their “Go Fund Me” account and donate any amount you can. What they don’t get in donations, Spike’s K9 Fund will cover.
This is our mission.
Thank You for your support.
This story shows us what happens with working K9’s. There are several points in this story that relate directly to our mission here at Spike’s K9 Fund. The details about how the Police Officer was treated and then saved are the eye grabbers. But for you who follow us, key in on the part about the mechanism that the police officer used to get the K9 involved in the fight and ultimately saving his life. The “door-popper” is an item I think every K9 Officer would like to have but they cost $ and in this case, this officer was in one of the two vehicles out of four K9 Patrol Cars that was outfitted with the mechanism. Obviously he was very fortunate on many levels. Our Mission at Spike’s K9 Fund is to provide the work K9’s and their “Pilots” with the best and most effective gear to keep them alive in situations like the one in the story. We need your help. Please “click” on the donate button.
On any average day I get 3 to 4 emails or Facebook links sent to me with some cute or cool Dog video. Sometimes they are cute, sometimes they show working Dogs doing amazing things. Sometimes they are sad and sometimes they show cruelty or abuse being committed on Dogs.
I appreciate the recognition from people but I’d like to suggest something.
When you are clicking and you watch or want to send someone a cool, sad, disturbing link about K9’s, you are using precious time.
So, if you feel compelled, please spend those clicks and seconds sending out links to organizations that help K9’s. If it isn’t our organization, pick one you feel strongly about.
As with movies or books about war…..it is cool to be entertained, but it is much more meaningful if you can help the real life individuals associated with your entertainment.
There are people doing amazing things for Dogs.
Help them with your precious time and click quota!
I’d like you to take a look at the K9 in this photo. He is about 70lbs. He is hitting a 200lb human that towers over him. He is not afraid. He is committed. These Dogs generally go in first. They are generally fighting an armed or dangerous subject. They get hit and kicked and shot and stabbed and they keep working.
They deserve to be cared for. Not tossed away like a dirty rag when they get hurt or can no longer work.
They have commitment.
Please help us out.
hit the donate button.
Send us what you’d pay in movie theater snacks when you go see the latest cheesy war movie or K9 movie. Help the Dogs that do things for real!
Meet “K9 Max”
K9 Max is a young Narcotics Dog who is still in training and who will be doing his work in some dangerous spots
We are going to purchase K9 Max a type of harness that I used when I was in the military.
It is called the “Aerial Insertion Harness” and it is used for K9’s who need to get places by means other than walking.
K9 Max has some big adventures ahead of him and I want him to be as prepared as he can be for them.
The Harness is expensive and we will need to pick up our fundraising efforts to be able to provide this level of quality protection to the Dogs who need it.
Thank you for your generosity already. Your donations and t-shirts purchases have funded the helping of other K9’s and the building of this website.
Please pass our mission along on your social media accounts and help us raise some more $.
-I thank you and so does K9 Max-
That Dog shows NO fear. He is hitting a grown-ass man who is 3 times his weight.
Tell me that Dog doesn’t deserve the best equipment and care he can get.
One night we were sent out to rescue a kid who we’d been told, had walked off his post and been captured. It was a rough evening. It was expensive and searing. So when I see the news regarding Mr. Bergdahl I get to re-visit that evening. The Dog in the picture above saved my and a few other peoples lives that night. He did so by finding a couple of the enemy who were laying in wait to kill us. He paid for our lives with his.
Now I know, and you should know as well, that the Dogs don’t know about War and they don’t understand the consequences that can occur. They DO understand that they are with their crew and they are hunting and the blood that runs through their veins is laced with the juice to do that job, that fight .
I vividly remember Remco’s last moments. He was fully invested in his work and he saved us.
A while after, I was contacted through some friends, by a man who worked with a group called “The Seeing Eye.” He asked me if I’d allow them to name a puppy, destined to become a seeing eye Dog, after Remco. I was not Remco’s handler and it wasn’t my place to make that call. I called his handler, who to this day cannot speak of the events of that night, and I asked him if he’d be cool with letting them name a seeing eye Dog after Remco. He agreed. Here you go:
That is all.
This is a photo of me holding a piece of Art I just received from my buddy “Evan” out of www.thirtysecondsout.com”
Evan (pronounced Eeeevan) was a part of the crew of guys who were part of, but not with the group of Americans who were killed on Extortion 17 in August of 2011.
The last transmission from Extortion 17 was “thirty seconds out.”
Evan painted this from a grainy photo of Spike and me and “Meatball” coming home from work one morning.
This Art serves to remind me that I’m here (as is Evan) because Driven, Aggressive Dogs saved our asses.
I will do my best to help the ones I can.
Donate if you can. $5.00 is $ I can spend on a Dog who needs it.
Check Out Evan’s other stuff.
I am going to let Officer Huling describe his Working Dog “Trigger.”
“Trigger is a 7 y/o English Black Lab. He was the only “other” dog at Tarheel K9, a kennel of 45 Belgian Malinois so he’s off the hook. I picked him over a Malinois because of two reasons, 1- they were considering putting him down because he had been at the kennel over a year and 2- they said I was too green for a dog like that so I took that as a challenge. I picked him up Jan 4, 2010.
Trigger excelled in training making me look like a champ. He is a narc detector trained for marijuana, cocaine, heroin, meth and E. Certified by VPWDA. He is assigned to the Organized Crime Task Force.
Our first day on the street he alerted to a kilo of cocaine hidden in a spare tire. I was scared to call it at first but Trigger seemed so sure so I went with it. It’s been smooth sailing ever since, if he says it’s there then it’s there.
As of Feb 15, 2015: We have conducted 6395 sniffs.
Trigger alerted to the presence of narc odor 603 times. Those alerts produced 553,855g of marijuana, 3045g cocaine, 559g heroin, 1144 E pills, 1205g meth and seized $2,266,268 in cash. Trigger is responsible for establishing probable cause for 39 residential search warrants with a grand total of 417 people arrest.”
I’m glad we could help this crew out. Thank you for your generosity. Lets get some more stories.