WSPCA Assists Washington State Retired Police Dogs – whatcomtalk.com

Submitted by: Washington State Police Canine Association

For many Retired Police Dogs medical bills are the sole responsibility of the K-9’s handler.  Unexpected medical conditions can cost thousands of dollars. The Washington State Police Canine Association’s Retired Police Dog Medical Fund assists Washington State retired police dogs with unexpected high cost veterinary bills to ensure Police K-9 and handler will stay together until end of life care.

Cost of veterinary expenses are rising.  The fear of having to rehome retired Police dogs due to veterinary costs is stressful in an already stressful job. Unfortunately, rehoming has happened creating additional stress for both K-9s and K-9 handlers.

The Washington State Police Canine Association (WSPCA) created a Retired Police Dog Medical Fund to assist members with non-routine veterinary bills such as surgeries, prolonged medical treatments and end of life care.

The Bellingham Police Department and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office K-9 handler members of the WSPCA are hosting the 2018 Spring Seminar marking WSPCA’s 40th Anniversary. Over 100 Washington State law enforcement and correction officers with their K-9 partners will participate in dozens of challenging scenario based events and basic team building training. A formal awards certification ceremony will complete the event with a law enforcement exclusive raffle benefiting the Washington State Retired Police Dog Medical Fund in Bellingham, WA.

How you can help:

  1. Donate raffle/auction prizes.
  2. Donate your company logo items for SWAG items for raffle (mugs, sweatshirts, unique items).
  3. Donate your talent: Example: Local artist, Kevin Coleman, will custom paint the winning K-9’s portrait.
  4. Donation check written to WSPCA, in the narrative state: Retired Police Dog Medical Fund.
  5. Sponsor WSPCA in providing their own SWAG apparel to celebrate their 40th anniversary milestone.

Donations are mentioned on Facebook:  Washington State Police Canine Association.  Pictures after the event will be posted on the Facebook page.

About the Washington State Police Canine Association

The WSPCA was founded in 1978 to promote the educational advancement , welfare and safety of canine teams in law enforcement throughout the state and recognize Law Enforcement and Correction K-9 in General Patrol, Narcotics Detection and Explosives Detection. The Retired Police Medical Fund is run by the Washington State Police Canine Association and provides financial assistance to non-routine veterinary bills to Washington State Retired Police Dogs.

Washington State Police Canine Association
4227 South Meridian, PMB 118
Puyallup, WA 98373

Donations sent to:

WSPCA
ATTN: Officer Bean & Kendra Cook
Bellingham Police Department
505 Grand Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

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