Butte County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit kicking off fundrasing campaign

For the first time, the Butte County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit is kicking off its fundraising program.

Posted: Jul 9, 2019 10:14 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2019 10:14 PM

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for the first time, the butte county sheriff's office k-9 unit is kicking off its fundraising program. action news now reporter laura eng met up with the unit today to learn why they're doing this. the unit retired two patrol k-9's this year and expects to retire two more next year. raising money helps the unit get ahead and fill the vacancies. when deputy sheriff vicente arredondo heads to work- nat po* his partner, k-9 chico - he's being silly right now. is right behind him, ready to go. and when i get to a call, then he'll jump up, start barking, making himself known he's with me. the butte county sheriff's k-9 unit retired two of its dogs this year. k-9 chico is the latest addition to the family. and we're anticipating two more retiring within the next year, which would leave us with four vacancies on patrol. and with all of the k-9's leaving, the unit decided to start its own independent fundraiser this year. we want to begin now and start fundraising so we can have the money available to get dogs as they retire. laura: money being raised for the k-9 unit isn't just going towards the dogs, it's also going towards supplies just like these and these toys. because these serve as incentives for the dogs to do their job. the unit just finished raising 15-thousand dollars for k-9 chico. if it can save a partner, save somebody's life that's where it'd be appropriate to use them. to have them go first and try to look for the bad guy. now they're raising another 15-thousand for deputy hardwick's k-9. and because of how vital we feel they are we're trying to rush and get the dogs on the street any way we can. and for new partners the training never stops. it's been a challenge, it's been fun. it's been interesting to have somebody there. deputy hardwick said he hopes he can raise enough money to get a new*k-* before the end of this year. laura eng, action news now. if you would like to make a donation to the k-9 uni*, we will have more on how you can do so on our website, action news now dot com. ### we
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