The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office K-9 donation fund is back accepting funds to be used in supporting their K-9 program. Any funds collected will be used for routine maintenance cost for their current K-9 “Nico” and for expenses in the future when “Nico” retires and the need for a new K-9 arises. The routine maintenance costs running a K-9 program include veterinary care for “Nico” and occasional boarding costs along with small equipment needs for the dog and the K-9 vehicle. When bringing on a new K-9 the costs are roughly $10,000-$12,000 for the dog and the associated training of the animal and handler.
The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is also pleased to announce that a citizen has come forward to pledge matching funds for any money they raise to support their K-9 program up to a $10,000 limit. This was an amazing pledge and one that they hope will help them fund their current program and keep the Agency’s ability to have this great asset in the future.
The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the support of the Board of Commissioners and the citizens of the County.
Anyone wishing to donate to our K-9 program can follow the attached links to the Leelanau County K-9 Facebook Page or to their “Go Fund Me” page, or donations may also be mailed or dropped off in person to the Sheriff’s Office.