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 or can be mailed to Project Paws Alive Inc. at 1911 Grayson Hwy, #8-158, Grayson, GA 30017.


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


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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.

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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.  


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 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. All donations are tax-deductible.

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, 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’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