Officer Donnell and K9 Johnny

K9 Johnny was one of the originals. Hitting the streets in 2005 as a member of the Madison Police Department’s first-ever K9 Unit, he served a long and heroic career protecting the Capital City until his retirement in February 2015.  On July 1, 2016, he passed away at the age of 13.

This #GivingTuesday, November 29, Capital K9s launches a Memorial Fund to say “thank you” to K9 Johnny and all of Madison’s canine guardians who have reached their End of Watch. With funding through the Capital K9s Memorial Fund, our local heroes will be given an honorable burial with engraved headstone at Westport Pet Memorial in Waunakee, WI.

The average memorial for each K9 costs approximately $1,100. With ongoing financial support, Capital K9s will honor each of Madison’s police dogs for years to come. 

The Madison Police Department’s K9 Unit is currently comprised of nine working dogs. Their training, equipment, and veterinary care are provided by Capital K9s, which relies solely on donations to fund these initiatives. 

Be a part of the community that’s giving back to the loyal guardians who dedicated their lives to making our neighborhoods safer. Contribute to the Capital K9s Memorial Fund this #GivingTuesday, and tell your friends to do the same!

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