About the Campaign
Here’s how this equipment both helps Wesson and Deputy Smith on the 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 which is embroidered with emblems ensuring that it is easily identifiable for K9 use.
K9 Wesson is a 3-year-old German Shepherd certified in Patrol, Tracking/Trailing, and Narcotics. He is assigned to Deputy Ryan Smith of the St. Louis County MN Sheriff’s Office making them – yes – the team of Smith and Wesson. K9 Wesson proved his value almost immediately after graduating from training. After working just a few patrol shifts, the duo responded to a burglary call and their first real-life track. K9 Wesson managed to help catch two of the culprits, plus located evidence and clothing that had been discarded by the suspects. When not on duty, Wesson very much enjoys spending time with his family.
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.