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Police K9 Emergency Trauma Kit

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Trauma_Kit_4Police canine teams face substantial risks on a daily basis. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects. Those who work in Search & Rescue, Apprehension and explosive detection teams have an increased risk of injury due to extreme conditions, poisoning, or explosion.

While emergency care is readily available to the police officer, the same cannot be said of the his canine partner.  Training officers to administer first aid to their injured canine partner is only part of the solution, equipping them with a canine first aid kit for use in the field can make a huge difference.

We need to raise $20,625 to distribute 75 kits each year.

 

 
Title: Police K9 Unit Trauma Kits

Problem:
Police K9 teams face substantial risk of injury on a daily basis.  While emergency care is readily available to the police officer, the same cannot be said of the team’s canine partner.  Training officers to administer first aid to their injured canine partner is only part of the solution, equipping them with a canine first aid kit for use in the field can make the difference.

Objective:
To fund the assembly and distribution of canine trauma kits to law enforcement officers that may be at risk of having to provide immediate emergency care to their canine partners. This emergency care is to stabilize canine partners until they can be transferred to a veterinary facility equipped to render more definitive care.

Background:
Police canine teams face substantial risks on a daily basis, especially working apprehension and explosive detection teams, which present an increased risk of injury due to poisoning, or explosion. These dogs have been punched, stabbed, poisoned and shot by fleeing suspects.  Equipping their human partner for emergency trauma care could save the life of a police canine. Distribution of these kits will give the officer the means to do just that.

Materials and Methods:
Trauma kits would be designed by the experts at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. The expertise and assembly would be donated by Long Island Veterinary Specialist , while supplies would cost $200 per kit. Our goal is to distribute 75 kits each year.

Budget:
1. Salaries  = $5,625 donated by Long Island Veterinary Specialists
2. Materials and Supplies = $15,000
Total : $20,625