K9 Vader is a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois from Italy. Vader is certified in Patrol and Narcotics work. He joined the City of Miami FL Police Department in August 2015 and has been partnered with Officer Javier Herbello ever since. Vader has completed many additional courses while in the K9 unit and has been recognized with multiple awards. K9 Vader loves to go on walks and ump in the pool. On his days off, K9 Vader loves to cook barbeque with Officer Herbello.
Here’s how this equipment grant would help K9 Vader and Officer Herbello 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 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.