About the Campaign
K9 Klaus is a three-year-old German Shepherd certified in Patrol, Tracking/Trailing, and Narcotics. He is assigned to Officer Steven Barber of the Franklin TX Police Department. Klaus has been certified since he was 10 months old. In his last two years of service, Klaus has been responsible for 57 felony arrests. Last year, Klaus almost succumbed to bloat. After several thousand dollars and a very long recovery, Officer Barber says Klaus is “back at it” like never before.
Here’s how this equipment both helps Klaus and Ofc. Barber on the job:
The door pop allows the K9 handler officer to remotely unlatch the door so their K9 may exit the squad car and come to their aid, should a call for service take a turn for the more dangerous; while, the heat alarm system monitors the interior air temperature of the squad car and sets off the sirens, lights, alarms, and rolls down the windows of the car to help ensure that a K9 doesn’t suffer from heat trauma if the temperature rises into a dangerous threshold.
NOTE: The funds collected as part of this fundraiser will be allocated to the agency’s Equipment Grant Application with Hero K9 for their K9. Should the application status change and/or if donations received are in excess of the goal amount, donations will be directed to the organization’s general fund to provide additional equipment grants and cover operational costs and/or other business-related expenses.