K9 Medical Kits Foundation
Organized by: JoEllen Kimmel
We are raising funds to supply Police K9 teams with a k9 medical kit, and associated training for the handler. Each kit costs about $85, as we get further along we hope to have streamlined those expenses with the ability to purchase items "at cost" and with ongoing product donations. We have supplied kits for 56 teams within Hennepin County, 12 for Mn State Patrol, and have requests for 17 more kits.
This project started with Hennepin County, and we supplied 63 medical kits covering 98% of the k9 teams within the county within 6 months of starting. We now hope to continue this work throughout Minnesota and surrounding states. We are also working to become a non-profit, and hope to have that Federal status by the end of the year.