Approximately 90% of K-9 units across the country rely on donations to function. That includes providing ballistic vests, toys and essential items for their furry Officers. Until funding is procured, the Canines will go without.
Canines are called upon to engage the most violent criminals in society in some of the most dangerous situations, but are not afforded the same ballistic/stab protection as human officers.
The HSDF understands this deficiency and provides ballistic vests to canines in need through donations and sponsorship's. Canines have proven time and time again that they are extremely valuable not only to police agencies, but the community as well.
Your support has helped equip three canines with ballistic vests and two more on the way!
Much like human Officers, K-9s are susceptible to injuries in the line of duty while apprehending suspects.
The HSDF team recognizes this and would like to bring comfort to canines in need. Since 2019 we have sent care packages across the United States to K-9s injured in the line of duty. Most recently we teamed up with TANNER'S ENDLESS LOVE, INC and Concord Pet to send care packages nationwide!
Your generous love has helped us send packages literally all over the U.S.A.!
For those that would like to contribute, we accept new grooming items, toys, beds and treats to make a care package for these fur balls.
We typically choose Kong chew toys because they tend to last through the 24/7 chewing caused by anxiety and stress that most police dogs go through on a daily basis.
If you are interested in helping out with any of the above or have items you wish to donate, please email us at info@HeroesSelfDefense.Org
LCMPD Canine Hunter sustained 13 stab wounds in the neck. Canine Hunter underwent surgery and is recovering with his handler.