This Giving Tuesday, Capital K9s needs your help to fund the purchase of Hot-N-Pop® PRO remote door poppers and AceWatchDog™ ($2,198 each) for three new squad vehicles, to keep our K9s and their handlers as safe as possible!  Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $6,594, through a donation of any size.  All gifts are greatly appreciated!!

Remote-controlled door poppers like the Hot-N-Pop® PRO allow K9 handlers to deploy K9s quickly in emergency situations – to apprehend suspects or come to the aid of a K9 handler who may need a K9’s help dealing with an aggressive suspect.  This video shows a Milwaukee PD K9 handler opening her squad door remotely:

The AceWatchDog™ system protects K9s from becoming overheated on hot sunny days when left in their squad vehicles while their handlers attend to work that doesn’t require K9s.  The system  monitors temperature sensors and vehicle battery voltage.  If an concerning condition is detected, the system activates the horn, siren, & flashing lights, as well as a dual window drop.  The system also features a “no K9 left behind” features to remind handlers to remove their K9s from their squads when a squad’s ignition is turned off.  The system can be configured to allow monitoring from K9 handlers’ smartphones – and requires an ongoing subscription fee of $168 per system per year. This video shows an officer conducting a monthly test of the system:

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The City of Madison Police Department’s K9 Unit is currently comprised of eight working dogs.  Capital K9s funds their training and equipment, and coordinates with other businesses and sponsors in the area for donations of food and veterinary services. 

Join us in protecting the human and K9 members of the MPD K9 Unit, who serve and protect you and our community. Contribute to the Capital K9s via the link below.

Click here to make a gift to Capital K9s! Your donation – of any size – supports the K9s of MPD who serve and protect you every day.