About the Campaign
K9 Slick is a 2.5-year-old Dutch Shepherd certified in patrol, tracking/trailing, and narcotics detection, with his handler, Deputy David Nabors, of the Hardeman County TN Sheriff’s Office. Slick comes from a long line of working dogs, including his grandfather, who was a Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging (KNPV – Royal Dutch Police Dog Association) world champion. Slick was only 13-months old when he was certified as a dual purpose K9 in narcotics detection and patrol apprehension/tracking. Some of K9 Slick’s accomplishments are that he has many narcotics arrests based on open-air searches, conducted on vehicles and residences while serving search warrants. Slick has also aided in the apprehension of a known convicted felon that was in the process of fulfilling a gang-related “hit” on a rival gang member. Slick’s favorite snack is a banana. Slick has also sired one litter of puppies, of which four went on to be working K9s with police departments around the country.
Here’s how this equipment helps Slick and Deputy Nabors 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.
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.