The Allegany County K9 Compassionate Fund supports our local retired K9 heroes from duty. These Law Enforcement K9s have dedicated their lives to their communities and handlers. They deserve to live out the rest of their lives in comfort and care.
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Band Bash Benefit Brings Big Donations
Cumberland, MD- 10/30/2022– Thanks to the generous spirit (and astounding talent) of Mountain Maryland Search and Rescue, $1,000 in donations were given to Allegany County K9 Fund following the October band bash, Boos and Brews!
The second annual Boos and Brews Band Benefit (formally Boos in the Ballroom) was held the weekend of October 21st and 22nd. Proceeds from the event also benefited A.B.A.T.E of Western MD and Mountain Maryland Search and Rescue.
What Happens When A Law Enforcement Dog Retires
Law enforcement dogs spend a lot of time training and working with their handlers. They protect and serve our local communities for several years before retiring. These dogs are highly trained to assist in detecting illegal drugs or weapons, apprehending suspects, or completing search and rescue missions.
Every year, thousands of police K9s retire. Most agencies do not have the resources or money to aid in the dog’s care after retirement. Typically, the dog’s handler adopts the dog into their family. However, these families often need help with veterinary care. They are often given high medical bills due to the stress and injuries a retired police dog endures. Unfortunately, many retired police dogs are not found a forever home.
Ways to Help Our Local K9s
Your support and contributions help our retired K9s:
- Receive top-level veterinary care
- Secure a forever home with a loving family
- Provides support and comfort to their handler
- Allows for a better quality of life and care in retirement