Final 4 K9 Finalists Need Your Vote

Please vote for these 4 K9s to win the American Humane Hero Dog Awards.
Will K9 Jetson, K9 Icy, K9 Jersey or K9 Quincy be the 2017 winner? Vote daily through May 5th!
Vote for your top pick today: herodogawards.org/vote

Project Paws Alive is honored to be an #Arson charity partner for the #HeroDogAwards!

“We Protect the K9s that Protect You”

www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

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

Pets in Paulding County Benefit from Project Paws Alive Donation

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Fire Department to Carry Oxygen Masks Designed for Cats & Dogs

Hiram, Georgia – Today Paulding County Fire & Rescue announced it has received a generous donation of pet oxygen masks from Project Paws Alive. This includes enough supplies to outfit every emergency response vehicle in the county. The masks are specially designed to fit pets, and they will be used for resuscitation after a dog or cat is rescued from a fire.

According to Mrs. Lois Diehl, who spearheaded the fundraising effort, “I couldn’t be happier how this will facilitate life-saving equipment for the pets of Paulding County. As well, I couldn’t be more pleased at how receptive and willing Paulding Fire & Rescue was in working at every step of this fundraiser. There couldn’t be a better example of how our Fire department and local residents have joined together to bring an important service to our community.”

635870598176402734-chihuahua2Chief Joey Pelfrey added, “It is amazing to see such generosity and hard work among citizens in Paulding County. We are gratified to receive this donation and look forward to adding pet oxygen masks to our other emergency medical equipment. Thanks especially to Mrs. Diehl for making this a reality.”

On Saturday, February 6th, 2016 at 2:00pm there will be a brief ceremony recognizing all of the donors and to officially place the masks in service. The program will be held at Paulding County Fire Station #2, located at 535 Seaboard Avenue in Hiram, and is open to the public.

About Project Paws Alive: 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 K-9s throughout the United States. Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations to provide lifesaving equipment to underfunded agencies. We maintain a waitlist for assistance. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information please visit their web site at: http://projectpawsalive.org/

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Press release by Paulding County Fire & Rescue http://paulding.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4925

Paulding County Fire & Rescue Contact: Steve Mapes Public Information Officer 678-383-3416 steve.mapes@paulding.gov

Two dogs saved by donated Pet Oxygen Mask kit from Project Paws Alive

IMG_5105b“On 12/30/2015 at 7:25am, the York City Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire.  Crews arrived on the scene to find heavy fire showing from two homes and rapidly spreading.  Crews found the occupant who advised everyone was out but his two dogs were still inside.

As crews worked to extinguish the fire, they also searched for and found two Chihuahuas inside the home.  The dogs were removed, one appeared to be alright and the other was in sever distress.  The dog was limp and barley breathing.  Crews grabbed the pet resuscitation mask from Engine 99-2 and along with crews from White Rose Ambulance administrated high flow oxygen.  After approximately 10 minutes of care, the dogs started to respond.

Both dogs were transported to a local emergency veterinarian.  Both dogs have fully recovered and have been reunited with the owner”. –  Chief David Michaels

Watch the video below to view a kit donated by Project Paws Alive being used recently to save two dogs.

Direct video link can also be accessed here if you experience browser issues: http://www.local21news.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/People-dogs-narrowly-escape-York-row-home-fire-246633.shtml)

Incident Photos.

Picture credits: Department of Fire/Rescue Services City of York, D. Weissman York Dispatch,  Ted Czech – Daily Record/Sunday News

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Join Project Paws Alive in our mission to provide all first responder agencies with these life saving
Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits.

We rely solely on donations to provide these kits.

Please consider donating today at http://tinyurl.com/PetO2kits

 

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K9 Fire Hero Dogs are also available for purchase in our store.

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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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

Tomorrow is the Big Day!

Project Paws Alive will be at the Atlanta Pet Expo tomorrow from 10am to 6pm!

Atlanta Pet Expo

Saturday, October 27th

Gwinnett Center

Free Parking & Admission

More details HERE

As most of you know, we are currently trying to raise funds to vest three local law enforcement K-9s.

Your donations are much-needed and greatly appreciated.

We will also have these cute little K-9 heroes for sale at the Expo!

They make great holiday gifts!

 

We hope to see you there!

Fundraising to Vest Snellville Police K-9s is on!

HELP SAVE A LOCAL POLICE K-9 BY DONATING NOW!

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release October 12, 2012 11:00am EST

Project Paws Alive, a local non-profit organization, has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide ballistic vests for Police K-9s with the City of Snellville Police Department.

The K-9 ballistic protective vests are bulletproof and stab-proof. These vests are cut from the same Kevlar® bulletproof cloth as their human partners, covering all the vital organs.

Each body armor vest donated by Project Paws Alive is custom manufactured in order to fit the body shape and size of each K-9 police dog. The vests are designed so that the police dogs 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.

Many Law Enforcement K-9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving vests. Most agencies are prohibited from spending funds on equipment that is not for human officer use.

All vests donated by Project Paws Alive meet current National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 06 ballistic regulations. All vests are bullet-proof and stab-proof and are NIJ level IIA ballistic protection and level III spike protection. 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.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today. Our goal is to raise $5,000.

You may donate directly on the Project Paws Alive website: http://projectpawsalive.org/donate/ .

Hero K-9s are also available for purchase on our website and all proceeds go towards purchasing the K-9 vests needed for the City of Snellville and the City of Porterdale K-9s: http://projectpawsalive.org/k-9-heroes-fundraiser/

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.

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About

Project Paws Alive Inc. is a Georgia non-profit organization that is 100% volunteer based, and raises funds to donate life-saving equipment to law enforcement and first responder agencies primarily in Georgia, and throughout the Southeast when applicable.  Project Paws Alive relies solely on donations and sponsors to provide the lifesaving equipment that agencies cannot afford. Our 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 stab & bullet proof protective vests to law enforcement K-9s. To donate, volunteer, or obtain more information about our organization please visit http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org

 

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