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BTBK9, a nonprofit which helps fund safety and medical needs for law enforcement, raised the money by holding fundraising events at Chick-fil-A, Culvers, CoBank, Colonna’s Pizza, Parry’s Pizza, and the Prevail Group. The nonprofit gives 100% of the donations to several law enforcement agencies to support their K-9 units.
“We would not be where we are today without those businesses wanting to help,” said Diane Lewis, BTBK9 co-founder. “Together, we’re making people aware there’s a need to step up and help the ACSO’s four-legged partners. The safer the dogs are, the safer they can keep their partners.”
The nonprofit has been supporting the ACSO K-9 unit since March 2016 after it learned some agencies can’t afford expensive protective equipment and medical procedures because of limited funding. Since then, BTBK9 has funded K-9 trauma kits, breakaway muzzles, body armor, protective footwear, surgeries, and the purchase of five dogs at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.
WHAT: Press conference for Back the Blue K-9 Force to present the ACSO with $20,525 check
WHEN: Wednesday, July 17 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO 80112
WHO: Back the Blue K-9 Force Co-founder Diane Lewis, ACSO Undersheriff Mark Nicastle and the ACSO K-9 unit and dogs, and participating business owners
QUESTIONS: Please contact Diane Lewis at (720) 732-5877, email@example.com or DSherman@Arapahoegov.com.