Gwinnett County Police K-9 Unit Fundraiser at Gwinnett Center Pet Expo

10325536_423731231097162_3590583253400747778_nProject Paws Alive, a local nonprofit, is hosting a fundraiser for the Gwinnett County Police K-9 Unit during the Atlanta Pet Expo at the Gwinnett Center. The Police K9s will be at the Project Paws Alive booth throughout the day and a special K-9 unit demo will take center stage.

Donations will be accepted at the Project Paws Alive booth and there will be various fundraiser items available from t-shirts to stuffed police dogs, as well as several raffles for gift baskets sponsored by Kong Dog Toys, Pooch N Paws Pet Boutique, and Taj Ma Hound Pet Bakery.

The purpose of the fundraiser is to purchase protective equipment for the K9s including; custom K-9 bullet & stab-protective vests, specialized K-9 first aid field trauma kits, and military-grade K9 cooling vests. The Gwinnett County Police K-9 Unit consists of 10 K-9s along with their officer handlers who serve on both the patrol and SWAT units. The K-9s specialize in narcotics, tracking, detection, and patrol work.

IMG_3857The fundraising event will be held at the Project Paws Alive booth during the Atlanta Pet Expo at the Gwinnett Center located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10am to 6pm. Admission and parking are free. Pets are permitted and there will be entertainment, contests, food, and activities throughout the day as well as over 100 additional pet related vendors in attendance. The event is indoors and is climate controlled.

K-9 Units are typically classified as non-essential or specialty units and therefore do not often have the ability to purchase these costly items. The majority of public service agencies cannot accept direct donations. Project Paws Alive accepts donations and fundraises to provide vital K-9 equipment to agencies in need. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to provide this protective K9 equipment to all the K-9s on the unit.

GwinnettK9GACan’t attend the event, but would like to support the fundraiser? Tax deductible donations are welcome via our website at www.ProjectPawsAlive.org or can be mailed to Project Paws Alive Inc. at 1911 Grayson Hwy, #8-158, Grayson, GA 30017.

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Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a Georgia based 501c3 non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer run and raises funds to donate life-saving equipment to law enforcement, fire, military, and search & rescue K9 units nationwide. Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations to provide this 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

 

 

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K9 Kai; Hero Dog Awards Finalist – Please Vote!

Arson Dog Kai : From Animal Shelter to Red Carpet

davis_kaiIt’s a Cinderella story. Abandoned by her family in 2009 in McLean County, IL a stray Labrador retriever named Ellie – and later renamed Kai – dug determinedly through a large box of toys, looking for the tennis ball and ignoring the rest of the toys.

That single-minded focus saved her life.

An employee of the Humane Society of Central Illinois contracted a trainer, who assessed Kai’s skills. In April 2010, Kai entered the State Farm® Arson Dog Program and after four weeks of training with her handler, Justin Davis, they were a certified accelerant detection canine team. Kai is trained to find miniscule traces of flammable liquids within minutes and seconds.

784x2048To date, she has worked 200 fire- and bomb-related investigations across San Antonio and Bexar County in Texas. In addition to a regular caseload, she accompanies her handler Justin Davis on local appearances about fire safety to local schools and at college level forensic classes.

Today, the accelerant detection canine has been voted one of eight finalists in the American Humane Society Hero Dog Awards contest. Sponsored by State Farm, Kai and her handler will represent the Arson Dog category at the Hero Dog Awards gala at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Sept. 27. There they will walk the red carpet, conduct VIP interviews, and attend the star-studded awards show and black-tie gala where the winning 2014 American Hero Dog will be chosen.

Quite a comeback for an abandoned pet!

8132964107_3ab2cf5bbf_o“This year’s slate of hero dogs represents the best of our best friends,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association. “Their remarkable stories of valor deserve recognition at the highest level, and we are privileged to honor their accomplishments once a year in this national forum.”

Davis also praised his canine companion.

“I feel like, since she was from a shelter rescue, she’s a perfect example of what a shelter dog can accomplish if given the right opportunity,” Davis said.

8132996680_63e0573b0a_oTheir relationship goes beyond investigating charred scenes. At the end of the day, Kai makes the trip home with Davis where she’s a treasured member of his family.

All eight finalists will win $1,500 for their chosen charity. Kai’s charity is Project Paws Alive, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides life-saving protective K9 equipment to units nationwide that cannot otherwise afford it. The top winner wins an additional $5,000 for their charity partner.

Show your support for our Arson Dog program by voting for Kai to help determine which heroic hound will be named this year’s  American Hero Dog. The public is invited to submit one vote per day through Sept. 15 at http://www.herodogawards.org/vote/?nominee=89247242.

 

Please vote daily through September 15, 2014 at
http://www.herodogawards.org/vote/?nominee=89247242

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit Fundraiser

Project Paws Alive has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide vital equipment for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit based in Snow Hill, MD. The equipment needed for the unit consists of K-9 Field Trauma Kits and K-9 Cooling Vests.

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit consists of 6 K-9s along with their officer handlers. The K-9s specialize in patrol, crowd protection, explosives detection, narcotics, tracking, and area/ building searches.

The K-9 Tactical First Aid Field Trauma Kit is designed for use by Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, EMS, and Search & Rescue K-9 Units. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the K-9 for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites.

K-9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Those who work in Search & Rescue, Apprehension and Explosive Detection teams have an increased risk of injury due to extreme conditions, poisoning, or explosion. Tracking teams that spend hours in the woods and remote areas do not have access to immediately available emergency care.

While emergency care is often readily available to the handler, the same cannot be said of the 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 tactical first aid trauma kit for use in the field can make a huge difference.

Distribution of these kits will give the handlers the means to do just that. In addition, everything in the kit can also be used to treat and/or the save the life of the human handler.

The K-9 cooling vests are specifically designed for police, military, search and rescue K-9s that work in high heat conditions. They use advanced Phase Change Cooling Material to maintain a constant cool temperature of 58F around the K-9. The outer material is 100% light-weight cotton. The Phase Change Material or PCM is a non-toxic chemical that freezes at 58F and stays at that temperature for 2-4 hrs. It works by absorbing heat away from the body. It is not a cold vest, it is a cool vest, and is designed to keep the K-9 cool and comfortable, not cold therefore there is no discomfort. There is no ice burn, condensation or fluctuating temperatures with PCM, like you would have with an ice vest. PCM is not water based, it is a carbon based liquid and it is 25% lighter than water. PCM is also safe for the K-9s as it is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-flammable.  These vests are a must for K-9s that often have to work in extremely hot weather and fit comfortably under ballistic vests when needed.

Many Law Enforcement K-9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving pieces of equipment. Most agencies are prohibited from spending funds on equipment that is not for human officer use. A majority of these units are funded solely by donations.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $4000 to provide this vital equipment.  All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

You may make a donation by using the secure PayPal link HERE.

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.

Project Paws Alive Director Cheryl Allen may be reached directly at 770.714.7994 or Cheryl@ProjectPawsAlive.org .

About:

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 volunteers do not get paid and 100% of all donations go towards the equipment. 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.

Help PPA win a $25k Grant for Police K9s from FedEx

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Working Dog K9 experts & guests needed for new K9 Radio show

Working Dog K9 experts & guests needed for new K9 Radio show.

Project Paws Alive presents K9 Radio; where the focus of the show is Law Enforcement, Fire, Search and Rescue, and Military K9s and topics that affect those on both ends of the leash.

We’re looking for people and/or organizations to be a guest on our show and talk about your K9 specialties, experiences, products, events, books, training, K9 first aid, certification, or anything working dog related.

If interested please an email along with your contact information and a brief description of what you can talk about with any related links to Karen@ProjectPawsAlive.org. Thank you.

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Milton Police Department K9 Unit Fundraiser

DSC_0005Project Paws Alive is conducting a fundraising effort with Milton resident Claudine Wilkins to raise money to provide vital equipment for the Milton Police K9 Unit in Milton, GA. The equipment needed for the unit consists of a K-9 Ballistic Vest, K-9 First Aid Field Trauma kit, K-9 Cooling Vest, K9 Working Dog boots, a K9 Pro vehicle heat alarm system, and Pet Oxygen Mask kits.

The Milton Police K-9 Unit consists of new K-9 Kyro along with his partner, Officer Christopher Ward. The K-9 specializes in full patrol work.

The K-9 ballistic protective vests are bullet-proof and stab-proof containing level IIA ballistic protection and level III spike protection which exceeds the current National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 06 regulations. These vests are cut from the same Kevlar® bulletproof cloth as their human partners, covering all the vital organs. 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.

k9-AEach K-9 body armor vest donated by Project Paws Alive is custom manufactured using the latest technology and materials in order to fit the body shape and size of each K-9 officer. The vests are designed so that the K-9s can wear the vests the entire time that they are working with their assigned handlers. They offer outstanding ballistic protection with ease of movement, breathe-ability and cooling comfort in a rigorously field-tested vest.

The K-9 Tactical First Aid Field Trauma Kit is designed for use by Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, EMS, and Search & Rescue K-9 Units. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the K-9 for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites.

K-9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Those who work in Search & Rescue, Apprehension and Explosive Detection teams have an increased risk of injury due to extreme conditions, poisoning, or explosion. Tracking teams that spend hours in the woods and remote areas do not have access to immediately available emergency care.

k9 traumaWhile emergency care is often readily available to the handler, the same cannot be said of the 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 tactical first aid trauma kit for use in the field can make a huge difference.

Distribution of these kits will give the handlers the means to do just that. In addition, everything in the kit can also be used to treat and/or the save the life of the human handler.

The K-9 cooling vests are specifically designed for police, military, search and rescue K-9s that work in high heat conditions. They use advanced Phase Change Cooling Material to maintain a constant cool temperature of 58F around the K-9. The outer material is 100% light-weight cotton. The Phase Change Material or PCM is a non-toxic chemical that freezes at 58F and stays at that temperature for 2-4 hrs. It works by absorbing heat away from the body. It is not a cold vest, it is a cool vest, and is designed to keep the K-9 cool and comfortable, not cold therefore there is no discomfort. There is no ice burn, condensation or fluctuating temperatures with PCM, like you would have with an ice vest. PCM is not water based, it is a carbon based liquid and it is 25% lighter than water. PCM is also safe for the K-9s as it is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-flammable. These vests are a must for K-9s that often have to work in extremely hot weather and fit comfortably under ballistic vests when needed.

KK-K9-HP-5010Every year working dogs die from being left in unattended and overheated vehicles. Police and Fire vehicles typically leave the car’s AC running if they are not in the vehicle with their K-9. These K-9s dutifully protect their communities and handlers without hesitation and do it happily. But what happens if the AC starts to push out hot air? What happens if the engine shuts off? The horrific reality is that the vehicle will overheat rapidly and the K-9 will be trapped inside with no way to get out. Tragically, K-9s die from these heat-stroke related accidents every year.

DSC_0032-001Project Paws Alive has partnered with AceK9 to offer their top of the line vehicle heat alarm system called the “Hot n’ Pop Pro” through exclusive pricing. The AceK9 Hot n’ Pop Pro unit monitors vital components including temperature sensors and vehicle battery voltage. The information is shown on a 32-character backlit alphanumeric display. If an alarm condition is detected, the unit will activate a S.O.S. Horn Honk signal, siren and light-bar activation and dual window drop. This system not only makes automatic corrective actions to the heat, it audibly and visually alerts everyone nearby. As a last measure, the system will open the vehicle door allowing the K-9 to exit. From beginning to end the officer is alerted via horns, sirens, lights and digital transmitters worn on their person. The unit also includes a cold temp alert should the vehicle temp drop below a set degree for year-round K-9 protection.

DSC_0014Project Paws Alive will include the “No K9 Left Behind” add-on to each heat alarm system donated. The “No K9 Left Behind” option is exclusive to AceK9 and provides an end of shift system monitor which will alert and continue to alert until the door to the K-9 has been fully opened to release the K9 and the officer has acknowledged the release of the K-9. Thus providing yet another layer of safety to protect against distractions and other instances where a K-9 may be accidentally left in a vehicle at the end of shift.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $6,000 to provide this vital equipment to the Milton Police Department K-9 Unit. All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

Secure PayPal Donation Link: CLICK HERE

You may make a secure donation by using the PayPal Donation link above.

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 “Milton PD K-9″ in the memo line.

For more information Project Paws Alive President, Cheryl Allen, may be reached directly at 770.714.7994 or Cheryl@ProjectPawsAlive.org.

 
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About:

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 volunteers do not get paid and 100% of all donations go towards the equipment. 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.

Hero Officer to start new K9 Unit at South Londonderry Police Department; Donations Needed

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.

Zjk2YjkzN2EyNGFj_1084The costs going primarily to obtaining and training a K-9 and the remainder for K-9 equipment and K-9 vehicle equipment.

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.

Capture“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.”

1204691512Donations 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 President, Cheryl Allen, may be reached directly at 770.714.7994 or Cheryl@ProjectPawsAlive.org with any questions.

 

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About:

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 volunteers do not get paid and 100% of all donations go towards the equipment. 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

 

Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office

-866b162cb559ae7aProject Paws Alive has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide vital equipment for the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit based in Mays Landing, New Jersey. The equipment needed for the unit consists of K-9 Ballistic Vests and K-9 Trauma Kits.

The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office consists of 3 K-9s along with their officer handlers. The K-9s specialize in narcotics, tracking and patrol work.

The K-9 ballistic protective vests are bullet-proof and stab-proof containing level IIA ballistic protection and level III spike protection which exceeds the current National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 06 regulations. These vests are cut from the same Kevlar® bulletproof cloth as their human partners, covering all the vital organs. 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.

dog3Each K-9 body armor vest donated by Project Paws Alive is custom manufactured using the latest technology and materials in order to fit the body shape and size of each K-9 officer. The vests are designed so that the K-9s can wear the vests the entire time that they are working with their assigned handlers. They offer outstanding ballistic protection with ease of movement, breathe-ability and cooling comfort in a rigorously field-tested vest.

The K-9 Tactical First Aid Field Trauma Kit is designed for use by Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, EMS, and Search & Rescue K-9 Units. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the K-9 for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites.

K-9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Those who work in Search & Rescue, Apprehension and Explosive Detection teams have an increased risk of injury due to extreme conditions, poisoning, or explosion. dog1Tracking teams that spend hours in the woods and remote areas do not have access to immediately available emergency care.

While emergency care is often readily available to the handler, the same cannot be said of the 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 tactical first aid trauma kit for use in the field can make a huge difference.

Distribution of these kits will give the handlers the means to do just that. In addition, everything in the kit can also be used to treat and/or the save the life of the human handler

NJ_Atlantic_County_SheriffMany Law Enforcement K-9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving pieces of equipment. Most agencies are prohibited from spending funds on equipment that is not for human officer use. A majority of these units are funded solely by donations.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $5,000 to provide this vital equipment. All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

You may make a secure online donation via this PayPal link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CMWBB8LDV7TZ2

Checks and money order 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 indicate “ACSO K-9″ in the memo line.

Project Paws Alive President, Cheryl Allen, may be reached directly at 770.714.7994 or Cheryl@ProjectPawsAlive.org .

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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 volunteers do not get paid and 100% of all donations go towards the equipment. 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

 

Adairsville Police K-9 Unit Fundraiser

217317_315057698624543_2130202284_nProject Paws Alive has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide vital equipment for the Adairsville Police Department in Adairsville, GA. The equipment needed for the unit consists of K-9 Ballistic Vests, K-9 Field Trauma kits, K-9 Cooling Vests and K9 vehicle heat alarms.

The Adairsville Police K-9 Unit consists of 2 K-9s along with their officer handlers. The K-9s specialize in full patrol work.

The K-9 ballistic protective vests are bullet-proof and stab-proof containing level IIA ballistic protection and level III spike protection which exceeds the current National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 06 regulations. These vests are cut from the same Kevlar® bulletproof cloth as their human partners, covering all the vital organs. 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.

12428_292891707507809_1385570772_nbEach K-9 body armor vest donated by Project Paws Alive is custom manufactured using the latest technology and materials in order to fit the body shape and size of each K-9 officer. The vests are designed so that the K-9s can wear the vests the entire time that they are working with their assigned handlers. They offer outstanding ballistic protection with ease of movement, breathe-ability and cooling comfort in a rigorously field-tested vest.

The K-9 Tactical First Aid Field Trauma Kit is designed for use by Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, EMS, and Search & Rescue K-9 Units. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the K-9 for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites.

295472_304384746358505_1422193833_nbK-9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Those who work in Search & Rescue, Apprehension and Explosive Detection teams have an increased risk of injury due to extreme conditions, poisoning, or explosion. Tracking teams that spend hours in the woods and remote areas do not have access to immediately available emergency care.

While emergency care is often readily available to the handler, the same cannot be said of the 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 tactical first aid trauma kit for use in the field can make a huge difference.

Distribution of these kits will give the handlers the means to do just that. In addition, everything in the kit can also be used to treat and/or the save the life of the human handler.

18023_291767654286881_578283573_nbThe K-9 cooling vests are specifically designed for police, military, search and rescue K-9s that work in high heat conditions. They use advanced Phase Change Cooling Material to maintain a constant cool temperature of 58F around the K-9. The outer material is 100% light-weight cotton. The Phase Change Material or PCM is a non-toxic chemical that freezes at 58F and stays at that temperature for 2-4 hrs. It works by absorbing heat away from the body. It is not a cold vest, it is a cool vest, and is designed to keep the K-9 cool and comfortable, not cold therefore there is no discomfort. There is no ice burn, condensation or fluctuating temperatures with PCM, like you would have with an ice vest. PCM is not water based, it is a carbon based liquid and it is 25% lighter than water. PCM is also safe for the K-9s as it is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-flammable. These vests are a must for K-9s that often have to work in extremely hot weather and fit comfortably under ballistic vests when needed.

Officer Cadle and HarleybEvery year dogs die from being left in unattended and overheated vehicles. Police vehicles typically leave the car’s AC running if they are not in the vehicle with their K-9. These K-9s dutifully protect their communities and handlers without hesitation and do it happily. But what happens if the AC starts to push out hot air? What happens if the engine shuts off? The horrific reality is that the vehicle will overheat rapidly and the K-9 will be trapped inside with no way to get out. Tragically, K-9s die from these heat-stroke related accidents every year.

Project Paws Alive has partnered with AceK9 to offer their line of vehicle heat alarms through exclusive pricing. In most cases the Hot n’ Pop Pro system with “No K9 Left Behind” feature will be donated to the respective agencies.

The AceK9 Hot n’ Pop Pro unit monitors vital components including temperature sensors and vehicle battery voltage. The information is shown on a 32-character backlit alphanumeric display.

I1013043_322485637881749_87783809_nf an alarm condition is detected, the unit will activate a S.O.S. Horn Honk signal, siren and light-bar activation and dual window drop. The K9 Door Popper® releases your K-9 partner from the vehicle to be by your side in an emergency situation. A special Door Pop Stopper™ feature disables the K9 Door Popper® when the vehicle is in gear. The systems come complete with Door Popper Remote, external antenna, wiring, and assorted hardware. Software based features allow for future upgrades.

The “No K9 Left Behind” option is exclusive to AceK9 and provides an end of shift system monitor which will alert and continue to alert until the door to the K-9 has been fully opened to release the K9 and the officer has acknowledged the release of the K-9. Thus providing yet another layer of safety to protect against distractions and other instances where a K-9 may be accidentally left in a vehicle at the end of shift.

Many Law Enforcement K-9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving pieces of equipment. Most agencies are prohibited from spending funds on equipment that is not for human officer use. A majority of these K-9 units are funded solely by donations.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $8,000 to provide this vital equipment to the Adairsville Police Department K-9 Unit. 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 “Adairsville PD K-9″ in the memo line.

Project Paws Alive President, Cheryl Allen, may be reached directly at 770.714.7994 or Cheryl@ProjectPawsAlive.org.

 

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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 volunteers do not get paid and 100% of all donations go towards the equipment. 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

 

Rossmoyne Pet Oxygen Mask Kit Fundraiser

img1Project Paws Alive, a non-profit organization, has joined with presenting sponsor Rossmoyne Animal Emergency Trauma Center to kick-off its fundraising effort to provide Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits for six Fire/EMS agencies in parts of the Harrisburg, PA area.

The six agencies to receive the equipment consists of West Shore EMS, Fairview Township EMS, Newberrytown EMS, Camp Hill EMS, East Pennsboro and Harrisburg. All vehicles within each agency will receive a Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask kit for a grand total of 50 kits.

Unlike humans who instinctively run out during fires, pets instinctively look for a hiding place to protect them from the fire which results in far too many pets dying each year of smoke asphyxiation. While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment — pet oxygen recovery masks.

Cat-fire-1These specially designed animal masks can be used both on 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.

Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits are not standard equipment for first responders. Most first responder agencies (fire, rescue, EMS) are not permitted to purchase equipment that is not for use on humans. Additionally, many of these agencies have had budget cuts and cannot afford to buy these kits. First responders are not authorized to use equipment that is not on their vehicle which is why it is important that funds be raised to donate these kits.

The Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits to be donated 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. gasmask_1113728aThese durable polycarbonate masks feature dual vents and a rubber mounted 22mm oxygen adapter enabling unrestricted inhalation and exhalation of air. The masks are reusable and will last for years to come.  Each kit contains three masks of varying sizes, oxygen air tubes for each mask, a laminated instruction sheet for quick reference, a kennel lead for animal restraint & control, 2 animal Incident Report forms, Pet Rescue Notice forms, 2 “Oxygen Masks On Board” decals to display on vehicle or at station, and one reflective carry bag per kit for easy storage, mobility and identification.

Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center in Mechanicsburg, PA will be conducting instructional training for the receiving first responders so that they will understand how to use the mask kits and kennel lead, which mask to use and when, safety protocol on unconscious pets, and CPR for Cats & Dogs.

dogmaskPlease consider donating or becoming a sponsor today.

Our goal is to raise $8,000 to provide this vital equipment.

All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

You may make a donation online directly via the PayPal “Donation” button located below.

In person donations and checks may be dropped off at the Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center at 4930 Ritter Rd, Suite 101, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “PA O2 Kits” in the memo line.

Checks and money orders can also be mailed to directly to Project Paws Alive at 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 8-158, Grayson, GA 30017. Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “PA O2 Kits” in the memo line.

Project Paws Alive CEO, Cheryl Allen, may be reached directly at 770.714.7994 or Cheryl@ProjectPawsAlive.org.

Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center Owner, Sabrena Meyerhoff, may be reached directly at 443-676-8132 or sabrenavt@aol.com.

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About

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 volunteers do not get paid and 100% of all donations go towards the equipment. 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. Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations to provide this 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

Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center Mechanicsburg, PA is located off PA-15, PA-581, I-83 and Pennsylvania Turnpike. The Rossmoyne Animal Emergency & Trauma Center is the regional urgent care center for small animal companions in South Central PA. Staffed by experienced emergency doctors and nurses, our on-site diagnostic capabilities include a full-service laboratory and digital radiography. We provide outpatient care for patients with minor ailments and inpatient care for patients who require hospitalization for critical care and/or surgical services. For more information please visit http://www.animal-emergency-center.com