Non-Profit K9s4COPs offers to Repurpose Illinois Narcotics K9 Dogs
K9s4Cops made this offer in response to an article that was published on May 8, 2018 in The Pantagraph that includes a statement from Detective Chad Larner, Director of Training at the K-9 Academy of Macon County, that “a number of dogs would likely have to be euthanized”.
(Learn More. Courtesy of K9s4COPs and YouTube. Posted on Jun 10, 2014)
K9s4COPs was founded in 2010 by Chairman Kristi Schiller, to fund the donations of highly trained K9s to law enforcement agencies and schools around the world.
These donations would offset the costs of budget cuts, which can deeply affect the K9 unit.
In 2014, Schiller founded the initiative K9s4Kids, which provides trained K9s to schools and Universities.
The objective of K9s4Kids is to provide a drug-free learning environment.
Having a K9 on a campus serves as a constant deterrent against active shooters on school campuses.
(If you would like to help us continue to place these K9 ninjas on the streets and in schools please make a donation at: www.k9s4cops.org/donate. Courtesy of K9s4COPs and YouTube. Posted on Apr 16, 2018)
Currently, K9s4Kids protects over one million students a day in schools through the US.
At this time, there are approximately 240 applicant requests from agencies throughout the US that are requesting to be part of the K9s4Cops and K9s4Kids programs.
Typically, each law enforcement K9 and continued training can cost in range of $15,000 to $25,000. K9s are often the first to fall to department budget cuts.
K9s4COPs fills that void for law enforcement agencies and schools and funds these K9 partners and their training.
These funds are provided by private donations, family foundations and corporate sponsors.
(Learn More. K9 Handler Q&A. Courtesy of K9s4COPs and YouTube. Posted on Oct 26, 2017)