Archives for November 2012

HELP K-9 UNIT GET VITAL EQUIPMENT!

Project Paws Alive, a non-profit organization, has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide vital equipment for the Linton, Indiana Police K-9 Unit. The equipment needed for the units are K-9 oxygen recovery mask kits, K-9 Field Trauma kits, and K-9 Overdose kits.

The Linton Police Department consists of two K-9 teams certified in narcotics, tracking, area search, building search, article search, obedience, and aggression. The two Linton PD K-9s are Luke and Charlie who are partnered with Officers Michael Watts and Thomas Jerrels.

This equipment will greatly assist both Officers and K-9s. Due to the small size of the city, there is no 24hr vet and should something happen to one or both K-9s, the officers would have about a 45 minute drive to the closest 24hr vet. This equipment could  potentially save the life of either K-9 while protecting the community’s existing investment in the K-9s.

The Oxygen Mask Kits to be presented by Project Paws Alive for the K-9 Unit are high end kits which come with 3 different size masks that can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and more. These durable polycarbonate masks feature dual vents and a rubber mounted 22mm oxygen adapter enabling unrestricted inhalation and exhalation of air. These specially designed animal masks can be used for multiple uses including dyspnea, and on both conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes. The professional overdose kits are in case the K-9s ingest narcotics, and the Field Trauma kits serve as first aid for police K-9s to handle any type of injury from snake bite to gunshot wound. Accompany these kits is a first aid training video to ensure the right care is provided at the right time.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $1,500.

You may donate directly on the Project Paws Alive website: http://projectpawsalive.org/donate/ .

Checks can also be mailed to Project Paws Alive, 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 8-158, Grayson, GA 30017. Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive.

Fundraising has started for the Georgia S.A.F.E. Center

The Georgia State Animal Facility for Emergencies Center (S.A.F.E. Center) is the nation’s first permanent evacuation center for animals which recently opened its doors at Fort Valley State University. The 7,800-square-foot facility contains 105 dog cages, 84 cat cages, stalls for 30 horses plus pastures available for livestock. The facility is intended to temporarily house animals rescued from large-scale abuse cases, natural disasters, terrorist attack, as well as household pets whose owners are fleeing due to emergency evacuations.

The Oxygen Mask Kits to be presented by Project Paws Alive for the S.A.F.E. Center are the highest end kit available. The kit comes with 3 different size masks that can be used on dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and more. These durable polycarbonate masks feature dual vents and a rubber mounted 22mm oxygen adapter enabling unrestricted inhalation and exhalation of air. These specially designed animal masks can be used for multiple uses including surgeries, and on both conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $1,000.

You may donate directly by clicking here, or clicking on the “Donate” button to the right.

Checks can also be mailed to Project Paws Alive, 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 8-158, Grayson, GA 30017. Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive.

Analytical Forensic Associates Joins Project Paws Alive to Vest Snellville PD K-9s.

Lilburn based Analytical Forensic Associates becomes a Gold Sponsor with Project Paws Alive to provide protective ballistic vests and field trauma kits to K-9s Coop and Duko of the Snellville Police Department. Analytical Forensic Associates’ major sponsorship combined with general donation funds through Project Paws Alive will provide the lifesaving body armor retailing for $1400 each and the vests will be embroidered with the respective K-9’s name.

All vests donated by Project Paws Alive meet current National Institute of Justice (NIJ) ballistic regulations. All vests are bullet-proof and stab-proof and are NIJ level IIA ballistic protection and level III spike protection. These vests help protect the K-9s from gun shots, stabbings, and other blunt force trauma such as being kicked, punched, or beaten with a weapon or other dangerous object while on duty. These protective vests are a vital piece of equipment to protect law enforcement K-9s. Project Paws Alive purchases the vests at cost from local supplier, Uniform Sales of America (www.uniform-sales.com), located in Lithia Springs, Georgia which provides and ships the vests.

The K-9 First Aid Field Trauma Kits are designed for use by Law Enforcement K-9 and EMS Search & Rescue K-9 Units. The kits donated contain specific supplies needed to treat the dog for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to insect bites.

While emergency care is readily available to the police officer, the same cannot be said of their canine partner. Training officers to administer first aid to their injured canine partner is only part of the solution, equipping them with a K-9 first aid trauma kit for use in the field can make a huge difference.

A vest presentation for the K-9 officers will be scheduled in 6-8 weeks when the custom-tailored vests are ready. The presentation will be open to the public and supporters are encouraged to attend.

About Analytical Forensic Associates:

Analytical Forensic Associates is a forensic laboratory specializing in the analysis of forensic evidence to determine if ignitable liquids, explosive residue, organic vegetables and lubricating oils are present in samples. The company primarily services fire investigators and cases involving insurance fraud. Principal/Laboratory Director, Laurel V. Mason, F-ABC, may be contacted directly at 770-982-0210 or via their website at www.afalabs.com.

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About Project Paws Alive:

Project Paws Alive Inc. is a Georgia non-profit organization that is all volunteer based, and raises funds to purchase life-saving equipment for law enforcement and first responder agencies primarily in Georgia, and throughout the Southeast when applicable.  Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations and sponsors to provide the lifesaving equipment that agencies cannot afford. Our mission is to help public safety officials and first responders save the lives of domestic pets with specially designed pet oxygen mask recovery kits, and to provide stab & bullet proof protective vests to law enforcement K-9s.

K9’s without a vest or with an expired vest are eligible to be added to the organization’s waiting list.

Project Paws Alive currently has a list of 11 police dogs needing vests.

To make a tax deductible donation, volunteer, or obtain more information about our organization please visit http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

        

 

Donation drive at Grayson Chili Cook Off

“Vest a K-9″ Donation Drive at the Grayson Chili Cook Off this Saturday!

Stop by the Project Paws Alive booth at the 8th Annual Chili Cook off in Grayson. We’ll be collecting donations and selling our amazing K-9 Heroes!

The event has more than just chili. Other food vendors will be there as well as up to 50 other vendors and businesses. Great family event and weather is going to be great!

 

View Chili Cook Off website for more details.