2 Week update on starting Police K9 Program
As our previous post stated 2 weeks ago we have been given the green light to start accepting donations to start our very own Police K9 Program. To start a police K9 program it can cost up to $80-$100,000 and that was our original goal. Well as of today we have raised $26,465. We have also been donated services. Until the dog retires it will receive all grooming at no cost to us. Thank you The Paws Zone. That's a savings of about $700 a year. It will also receive all basic vet services at no cost until he retires. Thank you Fairbury Veterinary Hospital. That's a savings of about $1000 per year. We have received such amazing support from the community and surrounding area. In attempts to save money we located a like new (2017 with 8,000 miles) Ford Explorer Interceptor from another state. We have secured it and it's on the way to Fairbury as we speak. It still needs to be equipped with equipment such as a dog kennel with safety features, camera, computer (refurbished), radio, siren, radar, red and blue lights on the inside and outside, etc....... We also still need to raise money for the K9 itself along with his special leashes, bowls, concrete pad, kennel, dog house, canopy to be protected from the elements, etc........ We are doing great and have come a long way but we have a ways to go, but I'm more than confident with your help we can get there.
All donations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate please make checks payable to:
"Prairie Lands Foundation" and in the memo section of the check note "Fairbury PD K9 Fund". You can drop off checks at the PD or mail them to:
Fairbury Police Department
201 W Locust St
Fairbury, IL. 61739
Once again, thank you so much for your support and please donate and share this post so that it reaches thousands and thousands of people.