K-9 Leco of the Soledad Police Department was seriously injured during K-9 training at Fort Ord over the holidays.  His life was saved by his handler having the Cover Your K9 Trauma Kit & training for immediate bandaging and the rapid emergency surgery by veterinary surgeon Dr. Greg Marsolais of Pet Emergency Specialists of Monterey to stop the life threatening bleeding & repair the severed artery & reattach the tendon in his leg. 
With this help K-9 Leco will be
able to go on duty soon!

HELP US PROVIDE K-9 HANDLERS WITH THE TRAINING & K-9 TRAUMA KITS TO KEEP THEIR K-9 SAFE IN AN EMERGENCY!
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OUR NEXT COVER YOUR K9
EMERGENCY MEDICINE COURSE
will be held in the Fall of 2015
at the ALAMEDA CO SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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(we provide our extensive 8 hr K9 Emergency Medicine course &
custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma Kits at no charge to active duty law enforcement K-9 handlers in Northern California & would like to expand our reach to handlers in Southern California with your help)

THANK YOU TO PET FOOD EXPRESS & ALL OF THE VETERINARY SPECIALISTS & PROFESSIONALS
WHO MAKE THIS VALUABLE COURSE POSSIBLE!
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(K9 HANDLERS SEE FURTHER INFO ON ELIGIBILITY AT BOTTOM OF PAGE)
"Cover Your K-9" Regional Emergency Medicine Course

Law enforcement patrol and detection dogs are routinely exposed to hazardous situations in the course of carrying out their duties and protecting the community. To help keep them safe, we offer “Cover Your K-9” Regional Emergency Medicine Course to enable K-9 officers to learn advanced first aid and emergency care skills to assist their police dogs

in the event of an emergency.

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This is an intensive all day course that includes lectures on the maintenance and preventive care for working dogs, emergency care for patrol and detection dogs and trauma management.

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Since 2011 we have put on 6 K-9 Emergency Medicine Courses and distributed more than 500 custom Cover Your K-9 Trauma Kits to law enforcement K-9 teams at no charge.  The kits cost $300 each & we have a waiting list of K-9 officers who would like to attend our upcoming.  Please donate to help keep our K-9s cared for in case of an emergency!

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We appreciate the support of the Veterinary professionals assisting with our courses:

Dr. Robert LukasDr. Lissa Richardson

Dr. Megan Davis & Dr. Lindsey Nielsen

Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care

Dr. Erin Troy of the Canine Rehabilitation Center

Capt. Richard Brooksby DVM - Travis Air Force Base

Capt. Lynn Miller DVM - Travis Air Force Base

Dr. Greg Marsolais & Dr. Bill Sullenberger

Pet Specialists of Monterey

Dr. Richard Strasser - Franklin Ranch Pet Hospital

Dr Gary Richter - Montclair Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Mike Barlia & Dr. Debbie Morey

PETS Referral Center

Dr. Shea Cox

Richard & Laurie Snitzer our Police & Working K-9 Foundation Cover Your K9 Trauma Kit Crew

Sharon Fornes, RVT

Dr. Susan Trujillo  & Linda Lasky, RVT, VTS ECC

Police & Working K-9 Foundation Veterinary Liaisons


Assisting with the course have been members of the Alameda County Sheriff’s SAR K-9 Unit, Contra Costa Co, Placer County, Plumas County & Nevada Co Sheriff's SAR K-9 Teams,  Monterey Bay Search Dogs, Monterey County Sheriff's SAR K-9 Unit, Santa Cruz County Sheriff's SAR K-9 Team, members of CARDA along with the “Cover Your K-9”, K-9 Ambassador and Pet Food Express volunteer teams. During the ‘hands on’ segment of the course furry dog mannequins called ‘resusi-dogs’ are used to teach K-9 CPR to the teams.  Special volunteer ‘demo dogs’ (from our search & rescue volunteer teams) patiently allow their legs to be wrapped to help the officers learn splinting and bandaging skills.


The course provides a wonderful day of learning that will be crucial in helping our K-9 officers care for their hard-working dogs every day as well as in emergency situations.

 

The Cover Your K-9 Trauma Kits have been designed with the help of the veterinary specialists and include many items not found in commercially available kits, including a
special K-9 oxygen mask.


The custom kits are provided to each K-9 officer to carry in their patrol cars to enable them to provide first aid care

to their police dog in case of an emergency.


Our Emergency Medicine Course and

the custom “Cover Your K-9” Trauma Kits are provided at no cost to our regional law enforcement departments.

If you are in the veterinary field and are interested in assisting in future classes contact VetTeam@pawk9.org


Calif K-9 handlers can contact us at:  K9Med (at) pawk9.org

In the spring & fall we will be offering our next
K-9 Emergency Medicine Course
and need your help to provide the class and Trauma Kit
for more K-9 officers in our region.

Please help us care for our K-9s.

Donations are tax deductible and our tax ID is 27-2717-583

"Cover Your K-9" Fund
c/o the Police and Working K-9 Foundation
P.O. 620629
Woodside, CA 94062

Checks may made out to PAW K-9 Cover Your K-9 Fund
 
If you would like to help a K-9 by donating online,
 we have a secure service that accepts all major credit cards.
Click on our donate button below
to help keep a K-9 protected while they work to protect you.
THANK YOU TO THE ALAMEDA CO SHERIFF'S OFFICE K-9 UNIT FOR HOSTING OUR COVER YOUR K9 REGIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE COURSE SINCE 2011 -
YOUR SUPPORT IS AWESOME &
GREATLY APPRECIATED BY THE OVER
575 K9 HANDLERS WHO HAVE GRADUATED!
There will be a course on June 10th, 2015 at ACSO in Dublin.
This course will be for active duty K9 handlers in the
Northern California Region unless special arrangements are made.
Priority is given to agencies that have assisted with our Cover Your K9 fundraiser that covers the cost of the course & the Cover Your K9 Trauma Kits that are provided.
For the registration form please email us at the address per below:
  K9 HANDLERS PLEASE CONTACT US AT K9MED @ PAWK9.ORG