Here’s how this equipment both helps Ty and Deputy Hendrix 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.
K9 Ty is a 1-year-old Black Lab in training for Narcotics detection. Upon the completion of his certification, he will be able to detect five key odors: Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine, and Ecstasy. K9 Ty is assigned to Deputy Jason Hendrix of the Anderson County KY Sheriff’s Office who says Ty is full of energy, eager to please, and loves his tennis balls. K9 Ty is completing his training and will soon be ready to hit the streets.
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.