K9 Sam is a 14-month-old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia assigned to Officer Nathan Kennicker of the Cuba WI Police Department. Sam is the very first K9 in the agency’s history and Officer Kennicker feels very lucky to have been able to select Sam. The K9 team is currently in training. Officer Kennicker is very excited to work with Sam and the community is very excited to have Sam here.
Here’s how this equipment helps Sam and Ofc. Kennicker 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.
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.