Our Four-Legged Officers Need Your Help
Every day law enforcement K-9s put their lives on the line to protect their handlers, our families and the community. Unlike their human partners, when their active-duty career ends, these K-9 officers, don't get a pension, don't get money for food or medical care. Many have served with their human partner / handlers loyally and will be luckily adopted by them.
The expense of taking care of these retired service K-9s is huge. That is why Highway Patrol K-9 Association of California was formed -- to help these loyal and brave public servants live their best lives after serving us. This is why we need your help.
Our Mission Statement
The Highway Patrol K-9 Association of California was formed in 2020 to ensure our retired K-9’s are given the best care possible by assisting financially with their long term health care and quality of life needs.
The Highway Patrol K-9 Association of California is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is entirely funded by donations and grants of generous individuals, organizations, and companies. We are not funded by taxpayer dollars. All members of the Highway Patrol K-9 Association of California are unpaid volunteers.
Costs To Take Care of a Retired K-9 Officer
Vet visits and shots cost between $100-$250 a year.
Surgeries & Medications
Retired German Shepherd dogs frequently need surgery for hip dysplasia. Surgery can be anywhere between $3,500 per hip to $7,000 depending on your dog's condition, size, age, overall health and other factors.
Unlike the average family pet, a police service dog is extremely active and requires a diet formulated to meet its increased energy and nutrient demands. Food can cost between $250-$500 a month.
End of Watch Cremation
When we need to say good-by to our K-9 officers the cost to euthanize and cremate is $200-$350
Source: National Police Dog Foundation
Create Your Legacy of Compassion for K-9 Officers
The volunteer Highway Patrol K-9 Association of California has worked tirelessly to honor the legacy of these brilliant K-9 officers. Your donation can help assure a happy and healthy life for those that have served. Donate today!