About the Campaign
K9 Rooster is a 10-month-old Bloodhound certified in Tracking/Trailing. Rooster is assigned to Master Deputy Chris Anderson of the Warren County VA Sheriff’s Office. Rooster was born on April 1, 2020, in Leitchfield, Kentucky. Rooster certified with the Virginia Police Canine Association when he was 5-months old. Rooster had his first find when he was 7-months-old and received a life-saving award for the great job he did. Rooster is an attention hog and loves getting hugs and scratches from everyone he meets. Working night shift since he was 10-weeks-old, Rooster is not a morning person and hates early morning training days.
Here’s how this equipment both helps Rooster and Master Deputy Anderson 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.
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.
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.