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K-9 police aren't that different from regular dogs. They play fetch, they love treats - and they have a knack for racking up vet bills. treatments. As a result, police dogs can be at risk for shorter and less comfortable lives because of the burden of the cost of their medical care.
To help raise awareness about this problem, Petplan joined paws with the National Police Dog Foundation (NPDF) last fall to launch a K-9 Pet Insurance Grant The NPDF endowment awarded one year of pet insurance protection to five currently active police dogs throughout the U.S. In additioo to a multitude of hereditary conditions a K-9 officer's breed may dictate, occupational hazards like gunshot or stab wounds, lacerations, tail injuries and exposure to illegal drugs all threaten a police dog's health (and their department's budget).
The NPDF K-9 Health Insurance Fund, which made the grant awards possible, is funded by public donations and the sponsorship support of Petplan. As donations to the Fund grow, more grants will be awarded to K-9 handlers. With funding for K-9 units often falling short of providing for the health of its working dogs, many municipalities are forced to rely on public donations to help pay for unexpected veterinary Photo: Nicole ... See MoreSee Less
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A very happy chapter in my life closed last night. My K9 partner of 14 years passed away quietly and peacefully by my side. I knew it was coming. So did he. I was out all day hosting an event that has...
Jerry BoydGreat tribute. Letting go is awfully hard. I had a GSD that had to be put down a few years back. He knew it and I knew it. He trusted me to the very last breath he took.
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Budd JohnsonI am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how much I hurt for you. I've lost three Malis like yours and my fourth is 13 1/2. Their unconditional love and devotion makes parting so difficult.
My heart goes out to you in your time of grief.
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Mary PeakeSo sorry for your loss, sure he loved spending time with your family. may he rest in peace,and knew how much he was loved.
Maureen BauerIt is so hard when you lose a dog is truly a part of you. Believe it or not, the fact that he passed away at home and with you by his side was an enormous blessing ... especially for him. May you hang on to many happy memories of you years together.
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Debbie Richardson CaldwellTwo legs or four, human or K9, they both serve and protect. I am sorry for the loss of this beloved K9. My condolences to his partner/handler and the department and community he served. May he Rest In a Peace as he has crossed over The Rainbow Bridge!
Officer Miller and K-9 Argo. K-9 Argo loses his life in the line of duty. It is with a heavy heart, that the National Police Dog Foundation is reporting that K-9 Argo from the Ferguson Police Departme...