Here’s how this equipment both helps Copper and Sgt. Chastain on the job.
A multi-threat vest protects against standard issue caliber rounds for common guns and offers additional protection for stabbing weapons, like prison shanks or other blunt force puncture objects. The vest is inserted into a carrier made of a rip-stop material that helps to deflect punctures as well. This vest provides the same level of protection that the human counterparts of these K9s are required to wear for their job.
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 which is embroidered with emblems ensuring that it is easily identifiable for K9 use.
K9 Copper is a 7-year-old Dutch Shepherd certified in Patrol, Tracking/Trailing, and Narcotics. She is assigned to Sergeant Scott Chastain of the Waukegan IL Police Department. Copper is very fast, loves playing with toys, and always seems to have a toy in her mouth. When Sgt. Chastain watches TV, Copper will drop her toys onto his lap until he wakes up and plays with her.
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.