San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office

Help the K9s of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office!

This fundraiser is to provide all 12 K9s with military grade K9 first aid kits and K9 Narcan kits to help keep them safe on duty.

The Tactical K9 First Aid Field Trauma Kit with Combat Gauze is a military-grade kit designed for use by Law Enforcement, Military, Fire, and Search & Rescue K9 Units.

This kit contains specific supplies needed to treat the K9 for injuries ranging from gunshot and knife wounds to snake bites. The kit provides the necessary tools to address the major traumatic injuries common to K9’s operating in the law enforcement environment as well as common K9 emergencies such as heat injury and toxic ingestion.

The only K9 First Aid kit that is sand & water-resistant. Made with self-repairing zippers and silent 550 cord pulls. The MOLLE style webbing and Infrared Signature Reduction make this kit the superior solution whether on daily patrol, tactical missions, explosives details, covert operations, or extended search and tracking purposes.

Constructed of rugged 500D Cordura with self-repairing zippers and silent 550 cord pulls, the kit is also water-resistant. The MOLLE style webbing and Infrared Signature Reduction make this kit the superior solution whether on daily patrol, tactical missions, explosives details, covert operations, or extended search and tracking purposes.

K9 teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. While emergency care is often readily available to the handler, the same cannot be said of their canine partner. Equipping them with a K9 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 a human.

The K9 NARCAN kits are made specifically for working K9 units. K9s are just the latest victims in a growing opioid epidemic that has spread across the United States in recent years. K9 units searching for illicit drugs are often exposed to lethal amounts of opioids, including Fentanyl. The frightening strength of some of these drugs, particularly synthetic opioids like Fentanyl, present a new danger to K9s. Reports indicate that more K9s are suffering opioid overdoses in the line of duty by accidentally ingesting substances during detection.

NARCAN is a drug designed to immediately reverse the effects of opioids like Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil by blocking the body’s opiate receptors. NARCAN blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdoses with few side effects. It has long been used by doctors and ambulance crews. A NARCAN dose can successfully stabilize a K9 at the scene, who can then be transported to an animal hospital for further treatment and observation.

How lethal is Fentanyl? A tiny amount of Fentanyl smaller than the size of a grain of rice can kill a K9 or human.

The K9 NARCAN kit we offer is not a standard one dose application. Working with K9 handlers and veterinarians who care for working K9 units, our complete K9 NARCAN kit includes two separate nasal spray doses and a NARCAN carry pouch which can be worn on the K9 Handlers duty belt or vest to ensure constant and immediate access when needed. Two doses are included because field reports have shown that often times more than one dose is required to be administered on-scene.

The specialized carry pouches are designed for multi use by the handlers to offer maximum options for carrying. The exterior is made of rugged nylon that sheds moisture. The interior is poly insulation which provides protection from extreme temperature. The pouch protects the NARCAN from the weather and elements to ensure the NARCAN is at full strength. The K9 NARCAN kit can be used on both the K9 and their human handler if needed.

The goal is to raise $6,120 to provide the equipment.
All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

Make a secure online donation via the PayPal button below.

 

 

 

 

CHECKS CAN BE MAILED TO:

PROJECT PAWS ALIVE
1193 SE PORT SAINT LUCIE BLVD.
SUITE 289
PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 34952

Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office” in the memo line.

 

 

 

 

You can share this fundraiser by email or on social media using this direct donation link: https://tinyurl.com/SJSOK9

For more details on the K9 equipment in this fundraiser, please visit the equipment web page at https://projectpawsalive.org/the-equipment/ 


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Photos provided by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office.

This is an independent community fundraiser. For any questions please contact Patty Adams at pattipete88@gmail.com