Community organization / nonprofit being nominated
Georgia K9 Foundation
Tell us a little more about this organization. Please include detailed ways in which this organization makes strides to benefit the community, who is impacted and what future goals are for this organization.
Georgia Police K9 Foundation (GPK9F) is an All Volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit, which helps raise awareness within the State and the local communities of the infinite contributions made by the Police K9s and how they save lives to make our communities safe. Our goal is to protect as many of Georgia’s four-legged officers by providing them with safety equipment, such as, protection vests, heat alarm systems, and Naloxone (Narcan Kits) in the event a K9 is directly exposed to any opioids during a search and seizure. Once a K9 has retired, the Handler will adopt their K9 partner and best friend. In the absence of State or local retirement benefits for the K9s, GPK9F will help provide retirement support (food and medical care) for the retired law enforcement K9s, who have unconditionally served their communities for years. The Georgia Police K9 Foundation, also, provides training equipment, seminars, and hands-on training to numerous K9 teams across the State of Georgia.
If selected as a winner, how will the $7,500 prize money be applied?
I’m sure they will use it help retired K9’s