Helping the community
The Working Dog Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life and safety in our communities through the expert training and care of Police K-9's. These dogs protect our police officers and help them locate and rescue missing persons; detect dangerous drugs, weapons, and explosives; and preserve order in our cities and towns.
Local Hospital Team Benefited Working Dog Foundation
Each spring, two affiliated Animal Hospitals present a check to their chosen recipient after a year of local fundraising. This presentation happened last week, and the staffs of Main Street Animal Hospital and Have a Heart Animal Hospital were thrilled to be able to donate $6,000 to the Working Dog Foundation. Their yearlong events included selling â€œPaws for a Causeâ€, various T-shirts, pet related items, as well as participating in our local holiday parade and their big event, Santa Sunday. The holiday event took many months of hard work, and ended with a fun day for all involved that included pictures with Santa, a wonderful raffle full of items that were generously donated by local vendors and nearby businesses. The support was overwhelming and we were very thankful for the support. The mission of the Working Dog Foundation-- â€œPolice Dogs Keeping Your Family Safeâ€ is to establish and to ensure communities in New Hampshire, Southern Maine, and Northern Massachusetts will always be able to train and care for their K-9 teams. Because budgets reductions have been forced to review their K-9 resources, money has been cut or eliminated for training and travel to out-of-state training facilities - in many cases training facilities have been cut and even eliminated. In addition to locating and placing qualified dogs, this organization raises funds and provides facilities training, testing and certifying police K-9s and the handlers. For more information about the Working Dog Foundation, please visit www.workingdog.org.
Pictured from left to right in photo: Sgt. Adam Shaw and K-9 Proxy from Wells, ME PD, Tracie Roy, Shannon Lambert, Kerri Kenher, Dr. Walt Grambow, Cailen Pillsbury, Kristen Sadkowski, Officer Keith MacKenzie and K-9 Daisy Mae from Rochester, NH PD and Donna Pirolli.
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