Southern Pines Police Department K9 Unit Fundraiser

Project Paws Alive has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide vital protective equipment for the Southern Pines Police Department K9 Unit in North Carolina. The equipment goal for the unit consists of K9 Ballistic vests, K9 first aid field trauma kits, Narcan kits, military grade K9 cooling vests, Kevlar boots, oxygen mask kits, and state of the art vehicle K9 monitoring and alert systems.

The Southern Pines K9 Unit consists of 3 K9s along with their officer handlers; Officer Dean and K9 Titan, Officer Embler and K9 Ivy, and Officer Powers and K9 Jaxx. The K9s specialize in narcotics, tracking, detection, and patrol work.

Now these four-legged officers need the same level of protective equipment their human partners have to keep them safe while on duty.

The K9 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) 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 K9s 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 K9s.

Each K9 body armor vest donated by Project Paws Alive is custom sized per K9 and manufactured using the latest technology and materials in order to fit the body shape and size of each K9 officer. The vests are designed so that the K9s 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. They are the lightest-weight K9 vests currently available.

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.

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. 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.

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.

K9 NARCAN kits will stop an accidental overdose should a K9 come in contact with an opioid on duty. K9s are just the latest victims in a growing opioid epidemic that has spread across the United States. 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 Fentanyl, present a new danger to K9s.

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 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.

Fentanyl is so lethal that a tiny amount the size of a grain of rice can kill a K9 or human.

Our 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 to K9s.

The specialized carry pouches are made of rugged nylon that sheds moisture. The interior is poly insulation which provides protection from extreme temperature to protect the NARCAN from the weather and elements to ensure the NARCAN is at full strength.

The ACE K9 vehicle systems are designed to monitor, detect, and protect the K9s at all times even when the handler is away from the vehicle. Our maximum level system package is comprised of a Hot n’Pop Pro System, Ace Watchdog Smart Phone technology package, No K9 Left behind alert system, and engine stall, carbon, smoke, and fire detection.

The 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. The system has unlimited monitoring range through the internet to anywhere in the world. This application allows K9 Units to receive warning notifications before the danger and alarms happen so they can take action to ensure the K9 is safe.

For full details on all the K9 equipment items included in this fundraiser please visit our equipment web page at https://projectpawsalive.org/the-equipment/.

Most Law Enforcement K9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving pieces of equipment. A majority of these units are funded solely by donations.

Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today and help protect the K9s that protect you.

Our goal is to raise $25,000 to provide this vital equipment.

All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

To make a secure online donation in any amount please click the PayPal DONATE button below or click HERE.

To sponsor or pay for specific equipment items in full, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the donation button for that item.

Please contact us with any questions at Admin@ProjectPawsAlive.org

 


 

CHECKS CAN BE MAILED TO:

PROJECT PAWS ALIVE
1193 SE PORT SAINT LUCIE BLVD.
SUITE 289
PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 30017

Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “Southern Pines” in the memo line.

 

 

 


Sponsor a K9 Item

To pay for a specific K9 equipment item please click the donation links below.
When you click the donation link a new donation window will appear.
You may select to donate one or more of each item.

Upon receipt of your donation you will be contacted regarding Sponsor benefits.

 

K9 Item QTY Needed Cost Per Item Donation link
K9 Ballistic Vest 3 $1,400 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=HE2TL7HESWKK6&source=url
K9 First Aid Trauma kit 3 $350 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XGEATPJB3WR7L&source=url
K9 Narcan kit 3 $160 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=H69HQ9K699HAS&source=url
K9 Cooling Vests 3 $250 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=NTGKHA84YBVVN&source=url
K9 Kevlar boots 3 $150 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9L2GENWHQZLUJ&source=url
Oxygen Recovery Mask kit 3 $150 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=78FAED58P2236&source=url
K9 Vehicle system – Ivy (includes installation) 3 $4,100 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9QPN72MGMXCEQ&source=url 
K9 Vehicle system – Jaxx (includes installation) 3 $4,100 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZCUUGDCCQBTSA&source=url 
K9 Vehicle system – Titan (includes installation) 3 $4,100 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JRP9HF96G3PSS&source=url 
Donate Any Amount Any amount https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EHFS92SQW9MEY&source=url

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

Project Paws Alive is a Platinum level Certified Nonprofit by 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, ensuring that you can give with confidence. To verify, click our GuideStar Seal of Transparency.

Pawtucket Police K9 Unit Fundraiser

Pawtucket Police K9Project Paws Alive has kicked-off its fundraising effort to provide vital protective equipment for the Pawtucket Police Department K9 Unit in Rhode Island. The equipment goal for the unit consists of K9 first aid field trauma kits, Narcan kits, military grade K9 cooling vests, Kevlar boots, oxygen mask kits, and vehicle K9 monitoring and alert systems.

The Pawtucket Police Department K9 Unit consists of 4 K9s along with their human partners. Collectively they make up the first K9 unit the department has had in almost ten years. All the K9s have been trained for multipurpose use.

The two Patrol Teams consist of Officer James Leach and Magno, a 15-month old Belgian Malinois, and Officer Gregory Malo and Argo, a 14 month old Czech Shepard. Magno and Argo’s focus will be on patrolling, narcotics detection, building and area searches, crowd control, and suspect apprehension.

The Tracking Team consists of Officer William Figura and Neko, a 7-month old Bloodhound. Neko and Officer Figura are a specialized team, focusing on search and rescue operations which includes searching out missing persons, finding evidence, and locating suspects. Neko is the only certified Police Bloodhound in Southern New England. Detective Trevor Lefebvre, is partnered with a new type of Police Dog, Watson a 10-month old Golden Doodle. Watson is a compassion dog. His job is to provide comfort to crime victims who have experienced extremely traumatic events. He is the first full time Police Compassion animal in Rhode Island.

Now these four-legged officers need the same level of protective equipment their human partners have to keep them safe while 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.

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. 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.

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.

K9 NARCAN kits will stop an accidental overdose should a K9 come in contact with an opioid on duty. K9s are just the latest victims in a growing opioid epidemic that has spread across the United States. 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 Fentanyl, present a new danger to K9s.

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 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.

Fentanyl is so lethal that a tiny amount the size of a grain of rice can kill a K9 or human.

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 to K9s.

The specialized carry pouches are made of rugged nylon that sheds moisture. The interior is poly insulation which provides protection from extreme temperature to protect the NARCAN from the weather and elements to ensure the NARCAN is at full strength.

The ACE K9 vehicle systems are designed to monitor, detect, and protect the K9s at all times even when the handler is away from the vehicle. Our maximum level system package is comprised of a Hot n’Pop Pro System, Ace Watchdog Smart Phone technology package, No K9 Left behind alert system, and engine stall, carbon, smoke, and fire detection.

The 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. The system has unlimited monitoring range through the internet to anywhere in the world. This application allows K9 Units to receive warning notifications before the danger and alarms happen so they can take action to ensure the K9 is safe.

For full details on all the K9 equipment items included in this fundraiser please visit our equipment web page at https://projectpawsalive.org/the-equipment/.

Most Law Enforcement K9 Units do not have the budget to purchase these life-saving pieces of equipment. A majority of these units are funded solely by donations. Please consider donating or becoming a sponsor today and help protect the K9s that protect you.

Our goal is to raise $18,000 to provide this vital equipment.
All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.

To make a secure online donation in any amount please click the PayPal DONATE button below or click HERE.

To sponsor or pay for specific equipment items in full, please scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the donation button for that item.

Please contact us with any questions at Admin@ProjectPawsAlive.org

 




CHECKS CAN ALSO BE MAILED TO:

PROJECT PAWS ALIVE
1193 SE PORT SAINT LUCIE BLVD.
SUITE 289
PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL 30017

Please make all checks payable to Project Paws Alive and include “PAWTUCKET” in the memo line.

 


Sponsor a K9 Item

To pay for a specific K9 equipment item please click the donation links below.
When you click the donation link a new donation window will appear.
You may select to donate one or more of each item.

Upon receipt of your donation you will be contacted regarding Sponsor benefits or the option to remain anonymous.

K9 Item QTY Needed Cost Per Item Donation link
K9 First Aid Trauma kit 2 $350 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YQVTWYQ55Z5BJ&source=url
K9 Narcan kit 2 $160 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=S7PRPGGW7JKP2&source=url
K9 Cooling Vests 3 $250 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9UVC4QQWMGBK8&source=url
K9 Kevlar boots 4 $150 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=VC2F3QLPJS9XY&source=url
Oxygen Recovery Mask kit 4 $150 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=MWYZGQ3THBCDE&source=url
K9 Vehicle system – Watson 1 $3,600 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2P9DGM3JTE28N&source=url
K9 Vehicle system – Magno 1 $2,300 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZXZHVRU63RP8Y&source=url
K9 Vehicle system – Neko 1 $3,400 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KX4Y7TM5WLRQ2&source=url
K9 Vehicle system – Argo 1 $2,400 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5KKNKUDXHPPAS&source=url
Donate Any Amount Any amount https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=U4VBN8GNT5CX2&source=url

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

Project Paws Alive is a Platinum level Certified Nonprofit by 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, ensuring that you can give with confidence. To verify, click our GuideStar Seal of Transparency.

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.

Top Graphic by Rose Borisow GraFX

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

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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 http://www.ProjectPawsAlive.org