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

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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