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Spokane Police launch fundraiser for new K9

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Officer Lesser and K9 Rav. Photo: SPD Officer Lesser and K9 Rav. Photo: SPD
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The Spokane Police Department has launched its first fundraising campaign to raise money for a new police dog.

The Department is looking for a replacement to K9 Rav, who will turn 10 in December and has been working as a police dog for seven years. The department says that like human officers, police work causes tremendous physical wear and tear on canines. "For a police dog to still be working at age 10 is a testament to K9 Rav’s warrior mentality," the department says.

Rav has been working with Officer Dan Lesser. Officer Lesser is a Washington Police Canine Association Master Handler and Trainer, and K9 Rav is actually Officer Lesser's second dog. His first dog, K9 Var, survived being shot in the line of duty and received a Purple Heart.

The department's goal is $15,000. They are offering some incentives to encourage donations: 

  • Over $100, receive an 8×10 print of the SPD K9 Unit
  • Over $250, receive an SPD K9 Unit patch
  • Over $500, receive a 2016 SPD K9 calendar
  • Over $1,000, spend an evening with the K9 Unit watching training
  • Over $5,000, go on a ride-along with a K9 officer and dog

For more information on how to donate, click here.

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