Local K9 Awarded “Healthcare for K9 Heroes” Grant

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K9 Pusinka with the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded the “Healthcare for K9 Heroes” grant by the nationwide charity, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Camp Point, IL Police Department, K9 Poseidon, Palmer, MA Police Department, K9 Buddy, Hadley, MA Police Department, K9 Nomar, Madison, FL Police Department, K9 Bolt, Attica, IN Police Department K9 Dirk , Grant County Sheriff’s Office, WA K9s Grizzly and Chicka , University Hospital of OH, K9 General, Cass County, IA Sheriff’s Office, K9 Vader, Dalton MA Police Department, K9 Max, Cass County, IA Sheriff’s Department, K9 Vader, and Ballard County KY Detention Center, K9 Abby.

The program initially donated $10,000 in 2016, it will add on to that initial donation with another $10,000 for 2017 to be used toward medical reimbursement programs.

The medical reimbursement policylows for members of self-funded K9 units to visit any veterinarian, special center, or emergency hospital in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The policy also covers illnesses, injuries, diagnostic testing and therapies.

The program will be administered by Trupanion.