VCA Animal Hospitals donates $20,000 to Project Paws Alive for Police K9s

VCA Ohio Region C7 & Specialty Hospitals Region CS4 collected donations by encouraging clients to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar or donate online. The campaign raised just over $20,000 to support Project Paws Alive who is dedicated to providing protective K9 safety equipment to underfunded Law Enforcement K9s units nationwide. This donation will enable Project Paws Alive to continue our important work in communities, protecting law enforcement K9s with such items as bulletproof vests, military grade first aid kits with narcan, specialized cooling vests, and hot n’pop vehicle heat alarm systems.

“A donation of this size is significant for us,” commented Cheryl Allen, President at Project Paws Alive. “It costs $1,400 per vest, $350 per first aid kit, and at least $6,000 for a complete vehicle heat alarm system and the nationwide demand for equipment by underfunded K9 units is much higher than the supply of funds so this donation will absolutely go to good use.”

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 850 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, visit www.VCAhospitals.com

About Project Paws Alive

Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a nationwide 501c (3) charity whose mission is provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests, first aid field trauma kits, cooling vests, and heat alarms to law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K9s throughout the United States. For more information on Project Paws Alive or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

Project Paws Alive is Hero Dog Awards Charity Partner

Selected as a Charity Partner for the seventh year in a row, we’re proud to support the American Humane Hero Dog Awards! Nominate your dog by 2/7/18 and select Project Paws Alive as your Charity Partner and you & your dog could win a trip to LA to be featured on Hallmark Channel USA, and help us win $7,500 to protect K9s! #HeroDogAwards

Visit: http://www.Herodogawards.org/nominate

PPA joins Atlanta Pet Expo 2018

The Atlanta Pet Expo is returning to Gwinnett County in 2018, and Project Paws Alive will be there too.

The organizers of the Atlanta Pet Expo have moved the event back to Gwinnett County and expanded it to two days.

Join us for two days of pet related activities, vendors, entertainment, and food. Pets welcomed. Great family event. FREE ADMISSION & PARKING.

Project Paws Alive will have a premium booth; come by and view some of the equipment used to protect Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, and Search & Rescue K9s. Enter one of our drawings, watch a K9 demo, or just stop by and meet some K9 Officers. As always we will have fundraising items available for purchase, and will also be accepting donations for our K9 Equipment Fund which provides underfunded K9 Units with protective K9 gear they would otherwise not be able to afford.

For more information on us please visit our website at http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org/

For Expo Event information please visit the event site at http://www.atlantapetexpo.com/

CCA Gun Raffle for K9s

The Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta is hosting a gun raffle
to benefit Project Paws Alive.

Tickets are $10 each.  A maximum of 300 Tickets will be sold.

To purchase a ticket you must be 18 years of age or older.

Tickets and donations can be made at the bottom of this page.

The Raffle Prize:

Ruger LCP II Lightweight Compact Pistol

PLUS…

A concealed carry package consisting of:

  • Pocket Holster
  • Extra Magazine
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Range safety pack (eye and ear protection)
  • 50 rounds of ammunition
  • Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry

Total retail value over $450.00

Winner will receive the prize package directly from the Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta (CCA) club with instructions on where to pickup the prize. Prize must be picked up in person at CCA’s selected Gwinnett County Georgia Licensed Gun Dealer.  All legal gun requirements such as background checks and permits apply.

Corvette Cruisers of Atlanta, PO Box 55, Snellville GA 30078 reserves all rights, ownership, and entitlements of this raffle and will select the winner and distribute the prize package directly.

**Please note this raffle is not being conducted by Project Paws Alive**

 

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Nominate your K9 for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

Nominate your K9 for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. For the sixth year Project Paws Alive has been proudly selected as a charity Partner for the Hero Dog Awards event. We’d like to invite you to submit your Hero Dog for inclusion in the national competition. You and your K9 can be a spotlighted nominee with a chance to share your K9 story. The nominees get flown out to Los Angeles for the televised award event hosted by the Hallmark Channel and top-tier celebrities. Best of all the event brings much needed focus to these hero dogs and the work they do, as well as raises funds for nonprofits like ours. Below is the link to submit your Hero Dog. It’s fast and easy. Also below is more detail about the event.

I won’t be shy in asking that if you do submit, please select Project Paws Alive as your Charity Partner. The Charity Partner of each Hero Dog category receives a donation from the American Humane Association to assist with our causes. Project Paws Alive is a nationwide nonprofit that provides protective K9 equipment to underfunded Law Enforcement, Fire/Arson, Search & Rescue, and Military K9 Units nationwide. For more information on us: https://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

Hero Dog Nomination Link: http://herodogawards.org/nominate/

Hero Dog “About Us” Page: http://herodogawards.org/about-us/

Update on donations received in honor of Sgt. Collin Rose

The family of Sgt. Rose publicly asked for donations to be made to Project Paws Alive in lieu of flowers or other gifts. While receiving donations we reached out to Chief Holt to propose providing K9 first aid kits embroidered with a dedication to Sgt Rose. It serves as a great token of remembrance to the K9 team he loved and will help make sure he is never forgotten.

In speaking with Chief Anthony Holt of the Wayne State University Police Department, the proposal was accepted based on the current donation total received. Three K9 First Aid Trauma kits ($350 each) were purchased earlier this week and will be embroidered with a memorial patch like the example shown, and then presented to Chief Holt and the three Wayne State K9 Officers. Details of the presentation will be forthcoming and we hope to have Sgt. Rose’s family present.

The K9 Tactical First Aid Field Trauma Kit is the most complete and versatile professional K9 first aid kit available and is military grade. The kit’s versatility makes it the perfect choice for all working K9s. This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the dog for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites. It includes QuikClot Combat Guaze as recommended by the COTCCC (Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care), and is the only product carried by all branches of the US Military to control life-threatening hemorrhage and traumatic bleeding. Additionally all items in the kit can be used on humans if needed. For more information on the kits please visit our website.

Project Paws Alive is still accepting donations in honor of Sgt. Rose and will continue to use all donations to provide additional protective K9 equipment to the WSU K9 Unit.

All donations are tax-deductible.

If you’d like to make a donation, please use the donate button or click here to be redirected to our secure PayPal donation link.

If you are interested in sponsoring a specific K9 equipment item for the WSU K9 Unit or know a business or group that might like to be a sponsor please contact us at Admin@ProjectPawsAlive.org.

 

 

In Memoriam: Officer Collin Rose

Officer Collin Rose, 29, a Wayne State University K9 Police officer, was shot in the head on 11/22/16 at approximately 6:45 p.m. while on patrol near campus and passed away on 11/23/16.  Rose was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from cars and SUVs, and was about to speak to someone apparently on a bike. Officer Rose called for back up at 6:31 p.m. Officers who arrived on the scene at 6:34 p.m. found the officer injured on the ground and transported him to Detroit Receiving Hospital. A woman who witnessed the shooting said it happened while Rose was attempting to apprehend someone and heard three shots. Officer Rose was trying to get him to put his arms behind his back. Rose left his two drug sniffing dogs in the vehicle, observing proper police procedure when he approached the suspect to question him. Officer Rose, was a  five-year veteran of the department. The station reported that a $5,000 reward was being offered for the recovery of the gun used in the shooting and was not shot with his own gun. His K9’s names were Clyde and Wolverine.

Deangelo L. Davis, 31, of Detroit is charged with first-degree murder, murder of a police officer, felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of felony firearm, as well as being a habitual offender on 11/25/16. On 12/7/16 Prosecutors dropped charges against him in the killing of Wayne State University Officer Sgt. Collin Rose and eliminated as a suspect after a review of new evidence. A reward of $10,000 is being offered by the ATF for information that helps solve the case.

Officer Rose had previously served with the Richland Police Department. Officer Rose is survived by his fiancee’ and parents and siblings.

Officer Collin Rose – EOW: November 23, 2016.

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Giving Tuesday – Helping Working K9s

GT-K9What is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two shopping days for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Please join us and be a part of a new nationwide movement to draw awareness to nonprofits.

Today we ask you to consider purchasing one of our K9 Hero Dogs or making a donation to help provide vital protective equipment to Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue, and Military K-9s. K9 Units are typically classified as non-essential teams and therefore receive little or no budget. Many are run solely on donations received from nonprofits such as ours, and many of them cannot accept direct donations. They rely on us for items such as K9 first aid kits, bullet and stab-protective K9 vests, K9 cooling vests, K9 heat alarms and more.

Picture1K9 Hero Dogs can be purchased directly on our PPA Shop page and are tax-deductible.

Donations can be made online via our Donate buttons or mailed to our office at Project Paws Alive, 1911 Grayson Highway, Suite 8-158, Grayson, GA 30017.  All donations are tax-deductible as we are registered 501c3 nonprofit and we do participate in corporate matching and grant campaigns.

For other ways to join us, volunteer or help please see our “How You Can Help” page.

On behalf of the Law Enforcement, Fire, Search & Rescue, and Military K-9s benefiting from your support, I wish to extend my sincerest appreciation and invite you to stay connected with us to watch how your contributions are having life-saving effects on the working K9s in your community.

Best Regards,Lakota Kit

Cheryl Allen, President
Project Paws Alive

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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.

The 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

 

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

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

Project Paws Alive has been selected as a nominee for a $25,000 grant from FedEx. Voting is going on now.

Vote for “Project Paws Alive” to help us win one of ten small business grants from FedEx, including the $25,000 grand prize. You may vote once daily.

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Project Paws Alive will used the funds to purchase vital K9 protective equipment such as bullet and stab-protective K9 vests, K9 first aid kits, and other essential K9 equipment for Law Enforcement, Fire, Search and Rescue, and Military K9 units who cannot otherwise afford it.

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