Fundraiser for Retired Police K9’s to be Held in Coral Springs

Officer Jon Banke with Thor, a three year-old Belgian Shepherd. - Photo by Sharon Aron Baron

Officer Jon Banke with Thor, a three year-old Belgian Shepherd. – Photo by Sharon Aron Baron

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Calling all dog lovers to come out and attend the Coral Springs Police second annual Police K9 Fundraiser called “Cause for Paws” which helps provide care for retired police service dogs.

Held at Wings Plus on Wednesday, September 2, from 5-10 p.m., by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87, a portion of food sales during those hours will be donated, plus there will be a raffle and interactive K9 demonstration in front of the restaurant.

When a K9 retires from the force, the handler, who considers their K9 family, assumes all responsibility for them, and this includes their medical needs, food, etc. Many department unions have created fundraisers to assist the K9 Officers and their families with the cost associated with their senior K9’s.

Currently, they have six active and one retired K9, and four of their active service dogs will be retiring in the next two years. Last year, after their inaugural event, the Fraternal Order of Police raised over $2,200 for the care of the K9’s.

Wings Plus is located at 9880 Sample Road in Coral Springs.

If you cannot make the event, you can still help the K9’s by visiting www.CoralspringsFOP.com and donating via Paypal.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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  • jhkilroy

    “the handler, who considers their K9 family, assumes all responsibility for them, and this includes their medical needs, food, etc.”
    Sorta like my own dog … Where is my fund raiser ?

    • Barb

      I know right, that was my thought too..