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/

Project Paws Alive Awarded Platinum Status by GuideStar

For Immediate Release

Organization Demonstrates Commitment to Transparency

Atlanta, GA – Project Paws Alive has received Platinum status on GuideStar, the premier nonprofit ranking website. The organization is now part of an elite tier of nonprofit organizations recognized for leading the way in social change by demonstrating a commitment to measuring progress and sharing results.

GuideStar Platinum is the highest ranking available, and it has only been achieved by a very select set of organizations. Achieving a Platinum Level Profile demonstrates Project Paws Alive’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.

To reach the Platinum level, Project Paws Alive provided extensive information and in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission.

“Reporting at the Platinum level will help demonstrate programmatic growth and transparency. We understand that donors have many choices when it comes to giving funds to support important causes, and we want everyone to know that Project Paws Alive uses all donations and sponsorships appropriately,” said Cheryl Allen, Project Paws Alive President & Co Founder.

About: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer based and our mission is to provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and first aid field trauma kits to law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K9s throughout the United States. We rely solely on donations to provide this lifesaving equipment to underfunded agencies.

About GuideStar: The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS and allows the millions of people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations and the more than 120 sites and applications that use GuideStar data. To earn a logo, an organization needs to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.

 

Contacts: Karen Caprio, Project Paws Alive, kcaprio@projectpawsalive.org 770-837-9626

AmazonSmile Purchases Support K9s Today Only

Help K9s by shopping today only! Amazon.com is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI and today only, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Project Paws Alive.

Get started at http://www.smile.amazon.com/ch/46-0874586 and be sure to select Project Paws Alive as your supported charity. Thank you & Please share!

Madison Heights PD K9 Grim Fundraiser

Project Paws Alive has kicked off a fundraiser for K9 Grim of the Madison Heights (MI) Police K9 Unit.

K9 Grim needs a K9 vehicle alert system to help keep him safe while he’s on duty.

The K9 Heat Alarm units monitor and alert on vital components including temperature, vehicle battery voltage, engine stall, and include a door-popper system. This system not only makes automatic corrective actions to the heat such as opening windows and turning on fans, it audibly and visually alerts everyone nearby.As a last measure, the system will open the vehicle door allowing the K9 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 K9 protection.

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

The AceWatchDog application is a another feature of the system that allows 24/7 live system monitoring on smartphones and enables multiple resources such as other handlers and supervisors to monitor the system and receive notifications via their phone to ensure the utmost peace of mind that the K9 is safe.

Please help us fund K9 Grim’s vehicle alarm system by making a tax-deductible donation today.

Our goal is to raise $1,400 to provide this vital equipment.

Online donations can be made by clicking 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 and include “Madison Heights” in the memo line.

About: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a nationwide 501c3 nonprofit that is 100% volunteer run. Our mission is to provide protective K9 equipment to underfunded law enforcement, fire, rescue and military K9 units throughout the United States. For more information please visit http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

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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Volusia County Sheriff K9 Forrest

forest_handler_ellis_killed-line-of-duty-112216K9 Forrest of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in DeLand, FL was shot and killed while attempting an apprehension of a fugitive near Vann Park in Deltona, Florida.

Deputies were in the area searching for a wanted fugitive after receiving a tip that he was staying at a home there. While on scene a dirt bike drove by their location recklessly several times. As the deputies spoke to occupants of the home they heard a subject jumping fences nearby and observed the dirt bike abandoned.

The subject was located by a helicopter crew running into a nearby wooded area. A perimeter was established and K9 Forrest was deployed into the wooded area to located the subject. The man opened fire on Forrest and deputies as Forrest attempted an apprehension. Forrest was struck by the gunfire and then transported to Deltona Animal Hospital where he died from the wound.

The subject was shot and captured after a twenty hour search.

Donations for the Volusia County Sheriff K9 Unit can be made via this secure PayPal link

Donations are tax-deductible.

2016 Hero Dog Nominations Still Open. Join the American Humane Society and Project Paws Alive.

Nominate your K9 for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

logoFor the third 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 Beverly Hills, CA for the televised award event hosted by the Hallmark Chanel 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 the winning Hero Dogs receive 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 please visit our website at https://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

Hero Dog Nomination Link: http://herodogawards.org/nominate/
Hero Dog “About Us” Page: http://herodogawards.org/about-us/
Hero Dog Judges: http://herodogawards.org/judges/

The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards® are an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or simply providing the tail-wagging welcome a pet owner relishes at the end of a hard day. Dogs compete in eight different categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement Dogs, Arson Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, Search and Rescue Dogs, Guide/Hearing Dogs, and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for “ordinary” dogs who do extraordinary things). The Hero Dog Awards celebrate the powerful, age-old bond between dogs and people – and give recognition to courageous acts of heroism performed by our four-legged best friends.

After voting by the American public, winners in each category are flown to Hollywood with their human friends to attend the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards® gala in Los Angeles. There they walk the red carpet, are recognized in video tributes, receive their Hero Dog category award statue and mingle with celebrities, both two-legged and four-legged! The 2016 American Hero Dog will then be announced to the world.

 

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Eagle Scout Project for Rock Hill, SC Police K-9

Troop 277. Matthew Weaving, a Life Scout in Troop 277 of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina has begun his Eagle Scout Project. Matthew, with the help of his troop will construct a K-9 Kennel for a new Rock Hill Police K-9 officer and his new bloodhound partner. The kennel will consist of a 12 ft. by 12 ft. concrete pad with a 10 ft. by 10 ft. welded wire kennel, a large dog house, and a metal roofed shelter over the entire kennel. Donations of materials still leave the necessity of raising $500 to see this project completed.Zvu3y_AuSt_6

Weaving has teamed up with nationwide 501(c)3 nonprofit Project Paws Alive to accept donations to help complete the project. Since 2012 Project Paws Alive has provided equipment, training, and other vital items to underfunded law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K9s nationwide. All donations are tax-deductible and 100% of the donations will go directly to the Rock Hill Police K9 Kennel project by Life Scout in Troop 277 under the leadership of Matthew Weaving.

SC-RockhillPD-K92Online donations can be made by selecting our secure DONATE link: http://tinyurl.com/ow9jqtr

Donations can also be mailed to our office and a receipt will be provided to you.  Please make all checks payable to:  Project Paws Alive, Inc.,  1911 Grayson Highway,  Suite 8 – 158, Grayson, GA 30017 and please note in the memo section “Troop 277”.


####About: Project Paws Alive, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit charity that is 100% volunteer based and our mission is to provide vital K9 equipment such as stab & bullet protective vests and first aid field trauma kits to law enforcement, fire, search & rescue, and military K-9s throughout the United States. We rely solely on donations to provide this lifesaving equipment to underfunded agencies. We maintain a waitlist for assistance. To donate, volunteer, or obtain more information about Project Paws Alive please visit http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

 

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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