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Votes From Public Help Sheriff’s K-9 Unit Win Grant Funding

Duke on his new bed. Click to view larger
Duke on his new bed.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has announced that thanks to the public’s votes it was awarded $500 in grant funding from the Aftermath K9 Grant. The office plans to use the funding to purchase a protective vest for its new K-9 Duke.

The Sheriff’s Office said it appreciates everyone who voted for it in a nationwide contest and as a result provided additional funding to support the on-going costs necessary to keep the K-9 Unit going.

The Sheriff’s Office thanks the Aftermath K9 Grant for recognizing the important work K-9 teams are doing across the country. The office also offers appreciation to K9 Ballistics for buying a new bed for Duke, and for their support of the K-9 Unit over the years.

To help support the K-9 Unit, visit the Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse website at www.sheriffsposse.org and click on the Project Deputy Dog tab.

The Aftermath K-9 Grant was founded to showcase, support and reward the unique contributions made by law enforcement and their K9 units across the country.

— Kelly Hoover for Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.


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