The South Londonderry Township Police Department has announced that they have begun the process of implementing a K-9 program. Patrolman Nick Ague will be heading up the program as the Handler. The recent attention garnered from Patrolman Ague’s involvement in helping an injured dog resulted in an overwhelming response and support for a K-9 program in the community.
It is South Londonderry’s intention that the K-9 would be primarily used to benefit their Township, but additionally that Patrolman Ague and his dog would be made available to assist nearby Municipalities upon request.
The South Londonderry Township Police Department is now reaching out for help to get the K-9 program off of the ground. They estimate the total minimum cost for the initial implementation is $18,000.00, with total outfitting being approximately $25,000.00.
ABC News and local News 21 coverage of Officer Ague’s story can be viewed in the two videos below.
Project Paws Alive, a 501c non-profit that provides K-9 equipment, has been selected to help provide $10,000 worth of equipment to outfit the K9 unit and put in place all necessary items to enable the K9 unit to get started right away. Amongst the items needed are; a K9 vehicle transport insert (kennel) with door panes, window guards and interior light, a K9 vehicle hot n’ pop pro system with the No K9 Left Behind technology, a K9 bullet & stab-proof vest, a K9 cooling vest, a K9 Trauma First Aid kit, a Police K9 harness and leash.
“We heard the news as soon as it happened,” said Cheryl Allen, President of Project Paws Alive. “We recently equipped many K9 agencies local to South Londonderry so we received calls as soon as Nick’s amazing act starting going viral. When they announced Nick would be starting up a brand new K9 unit we knew we wanted to reach out and assist. It’s what we do, and we want to help make this happen for Nick as quickly as possible. Things happen for a reason and he’s already shown that he’s simply meant to be a K9 handler. We’re very excited to be assisting the South Londonderry Police Dept. and honored to be able to help Nick out.”
Donations have already been made to the South Londonderry Police to acquire a new K9 and train both the new K9 and handler. Project Paws Alive has been tasked with fund-raising for the equipment. Without the proper equipment the K9 unit can’t move forward.
Please help Officer Nick Ague get the necessary equipment he needs to start South Londonderry Police Department’s K-9 Unit. Donations and Sponsorships are needed.
Our goal is to raise $10,000 to provide this vital equipment. All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.
You may make a secure donation by using the PayPal Donation button below.
Checks and money orders 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 and note “SLPD K-9″ in the memo line.
Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501c non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer based and raises funds to donate life-saving equipment to law enforcement, military, and first responder agencies throughout the US. Project Paws Alive’s dual 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 vital equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and trauma kits to law enforcement and military K-9s throughout the United States. Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations to provide the lifesaving equipment that agencies cannot afford. We maintain a nationwide waitlist for this equipment. To donate, volunteer, or obtain more information about Project Paws Alive please visit http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org