About the Campaign
K9 Bongo is a 5-year-old German Shepherd dog certified in Patrol, Tracking/Trailing, and Narcotics. He is assigned to Deputy Sheriff Andrew Bromberg of the Mille Lacs County MN Sheriff’s Office. Bongo is a very driven and social dog. He has won numerous honors and awards from the National Police Canine Association for his work on the street tracking and locating suspects. Deputy Bromberg is Bongo’s second handler with the Sheriff’s Office and he was previously handled by Chief Deputy Kyle Burton when he was a patrol sergeant. Bongo is one of the most resilient dogs the agency has ever seen for his ability to seamlessly transfer handlers. If you decide to pick up a Kong and play fetch with Bongo, you will tire out long before he does!
Here’s how this equipment both helps Bongo and Dty. Bromberg on the job:
An in-squad kennel allows the K9 to be safely transported when on the job! It fits securely into the rear seat of the squad and provides roll-cage level protection while a K9 is at work, on the road, and away from home.
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.
The Ranger K9 Trauma Kit provides sterile, veterinary grade, K9-specific supplies to assist an officer in providing aid to their K9 in the event of an on-the-job incident or injury. This kit includes a canine oxygen mask, along with other first aid items, a quick reference sheet for K9 vitals and dosing, and comes in a heavy-duty, canvas bag that is embroidered with emblems ensuring that it is easily identifiable for K9 use.
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.