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.

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: https://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.

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: https://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: https://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

 

Sneak Peek!

 

PRE-SALE STARTS FRIDAY!

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

Paws In The Park Kennesaw

Last Saturday Project Paws Alive was at alive and well at Paws In The Park Kennesaw!

It was a beautiful day for a great event and we enjoyed meeting lots of new people and pups!

Even a few kitties too!

Here is our booth!

There were party favors for all the pups!

Lots of nice visitors!

 

And a Parade!

 

There were also some pretty cute but tired visitors at our booth!

You can also view additional pictures on Facebook by clicking HERE.

Hint: You must be signed in to Facebook to view the pictures.

It was truly a wonderful event and we would like to thank everyone for their donations.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

 

Welcome to Project Paws Alive

Welcome to Project Paws Alive. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are in need of volunteers, donations, supplies and support. We rely solely on donations to provide lifesaving equipment to law enforcement K-9s and pet oxygen recovery masks to first responder agencies.

Pet Oxygen Recovery Mask Kits

Losing a pet due to a house fire  or toxic fumes can be a devastating experience. Unlike humans who instinctively run out during fires, pets instinctively look for a hiding place to protect them from the fire. Far too many pets die each year of smoke asphyxiation. While firemen attempt to get pets safely out of burning structures, they are not able to revive them unless they have the proper equipment — pet oxygen masks. These specially designed animal masks can be used both on conscious pets that have suffered from smoke inhalation and pets that need to be resuscitated after losing consciousness from exposure to the dangerous toxic fumes.