K9 Duga is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois certified in Patrol and Narcotics. He is assigned to Sergeant Bevan Watkins of the Uintah County, UT Sheriff’s Office. Duga is a fun-loving spoiled dog at home. Like a switch when needed at work, she gets the job done. Duga is new to the department and has already proven herself by locating illegal narcotics and assisting with high-risk traffic stops. Duga is small for her breed – only 49 pounds – but she gets the job done!
Here’s how this equipment grant would help K9 Duga and Sgt Watkins 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 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.