The Pacific County K9 program is getting a helping hand

The Pacific County Sheriff’s Office is getting some assistance from the Long Beach Elks Lodge. They are using their participation in the upcoming Cape Disappointment Sprint Triathlon to raise money for the Pacific County K9 Unit, and they need local support.

The Sherriff’s Office utilizes 2 police dogs, K9 Simon for Narcotics detection and K9 Diesel, a bloodhound used for Search and Rescue as well as tracking criminal suspects. Simon has recently been retired from service due to health issues to live with his long-time handler, Officer Rick Goodwin and the Sheriff’s Office will be looking for a new detection K9.

Due to funding shortages, the K9 program relies primarily on the generosity of donations from the public. Last year, the program was in danger of closing and was able to continue through the donations of businesses and organizations that fundraised for the program. The Elks Lodge is looking to raise $3000 in the next 60 days to raise the money needed for the program.

You can donate and find more information at http://www.youcaring.com/k9

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