Paws for a Cause
The Edmonds Police Foundation is more than halfway through a fundraising campaign to help the police department purchase a new K-9 officer and vehicle.
For $20 you can purchase a stuffed dog – complete with a K-9 vest and badge. Several local businesses are participating in this fundraiser.
Local K-9 resident Mauser Urquhart submitted the following appeal:
Hi, my name is Mauser. I am the really handsome guy in the middle of this picture, between the two beauties.
The three of us got together recently to discuss some very important issues in our community. It shouldn’t surprise you that safety tops our list, and we have a way for you to help!
As you may know, Edmonds Police K-9 Officer Dash was retired this past summer.
What an asset that guy was to our community! Protection, apprehension, searching, and evidence location... the list goes on.
The Edmonds Police Foundation is raising funds to add a new K-9 officer, as well as a custom K-9 vehicle, to the force. (I know what you are thinking. My salary is way above the city’s budget, but thank you for the thought).
Have you seen the Edmonds Police Foundation's stuffed K-9 Officers for purchase? You may be lucky enough to find the last few available at Nama’s Candy Store, The Edmonds Book Shop, or up at my personal favorite hang out, Edmonds-Westgate Veterinary Hospital. (Dr. Z and his gang already matched the first $400 in sales with a donation!!).
The stuffed dogs are $20 each, with all of the net proceeds supporting the costs associated with buying and training a K-9 officer. Any amount, big or small, will help the Edmonds Police Foundation reach its goal.
A modest $10,000 is the initial target… but there's still a ways to go. Here is the address to the foundation's web page for more information, as well as my favorite yellow PayPal button to make your donation: http://www.edmondspolicefoundation.org/K9.html.
If you happen to see me around town protecting the community from rogue trash cans, misplaced traffic cones, or ill-behaved dogs on flexi-leads, well, just think of it as my own version of Neighborhood Watch.
But remember, we can all pitch in to add a true K-9 officer and vehicle to our Edmonds Police Department. Please help out by picking up a stuffed K-9 officer or by making a donation now.
Make it a woofer of a day people, a real woofer indeed.