K9 Max is a 2.5-year-old German Shepherd certified in Tracking/Trailing, Narcotics, and Evidence Recovery. He is assigned to Sr. Patrolman Matt Reineke of the Estherville IA Police Department. Max came to the department at 22 months after he failed to become a service dog because he was too active. Max enjoys playing fetch with his human family and going for car rides.
Here’s how this equipment helps Max and Sr. Patrolman Reineke 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.