When Police Service Dogs (K-9's) retire they often have injuries and health problems due to their many rigorous years of service. These dogs provide a great service to the city by apprehending fleeing criminals, locating missing persons/children, locating hidden narcotics, searching for evidence, and they are also part of the SWAT team. K-9's serve an average of 8-10 years with the agency. Their work leads to the seizure of tens of thousands of dollars a year in vehicles, money, and other property that is seized from drug dealers. Their human partners often take on the responsibility of ownership of these dogs once they retire. With that responsibility comes the care and financial burden of veterinarian bills, housing, nutrition, exercise, and then cremation when that time arises.
The Coral Springs Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87 has taken on the challenge of helping to provide care and quality of life for these retired Police Service Dogs by creating a 'Retired K-9 Fund'. With your support, 100% of the funds donated will be applied to the care and treatment of these exceptional K-9's that have served our community.
If you'd like to make a donation to the K9 fund, please click the Donate button below: