Friday, August 19, 2011
Toast Our K-9 Heroes Fundraiser
This evening I had the pleasure of supporting the Ventura Sheriffs K-9 Foundation. Tom and Jane Rozanski opened up their beautiful home in support of this amazing cause. Who knew that an untrained patrol canine cost approximately $8,000 - $9,000, and the average cost of a fully trained sheriff K-9 is approximately $30,000. This foundation was set up to help maintain training, equipment, and care for the police dogs since 1986. Solely through community support, the foundation is able to continue it's commitment of protecting the safety of the residents of Ventura County. It was nice to see so many familiar faces who support this much needed foundation. And a pleasure to meet many new people who shared a common interest. Many of the dogs were on site, and at a couple times during the fundraiser they performed different demonstrations. It is amazing the bond that each officer has with his dog, not to mention the handling & training that goes into having one of these K-9's.