LBPD K9 Reaches Start-Up Fundraising Goal
LBPD K9 REACHES START-UP FUNDRAISING GOAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LBPD K9 Unit is excited to announce that we've reached our goal of $70,000! In large part due to donations from Olio Olive Oils & Balsamics, Lititz Springs VFW Post 1463 and Lititz Ambucs. The K9 unit thanks everyone who has donated, regardless of the amount, or played a part in fundraising efforts. This goal was achieved by a supportive community, businesses and leaders who understand the importance of this tool in keeping our neighborhoods safe.
In late October a K9 will be selected from Vohne Liche Kennels and a brief bonding period will follow. At this time there is no specific breed that LBPD is going to be receiving. The K9 selection will be based on the performance, demeanor and social ability of the K9 during the selection process, not breed. November 4, 2019 Officer Burke will be travelling back to Vohne Liche Kennels for a dual-purpose handler training course which is six weeks long and ends December 13, 2019. Shortly after returning to Lititz from the handler training course, the K9 unit will be placed in service and begin patrol work.
*** LBPD K9 Foundation, Inc. ***
There will be continuous fundraising due to annual maintenance training and other costs associated with the K9 unit. We are happy to announce that due to the help of a borough resident and business owner we have recently formed the LBPD K9 Foundation, Inc. The LBPD K9 Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit foundation with it's sole purpose to ensure that the LBPD K9 unit is properly outfitted, trained and operating efficiently. Starting a 501c3 also allows the K9 unit to access funds through grants and other services which are not otherwise obtainable.
We want to thank all of our followers and encourage you to stay up to date with the LBPD K9 happenings'. We plan on venturing over to other social media platforms, such as Instagram, in the future.
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