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Fundraiser to help protect county K9s

Raffle money to go toward new protective vests
By: Jenifer Gee Journal Staff Writer
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The four-legged members of local law enforcement need more protection than just their furry coats. That’s why one area business decided to hold a fundraiser to help cut away at the cost of new protective vests for the 15 K9 units in the county. On Sunday, the Animal Nutrition Center in Roseville is holding a pet-friendly event that will feature demonstration from foothills K9 teams, including those from the Placer Sheriff’s Office, Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln police departments. “I think it’s a very worthy cause,” said Placer Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Rosner. “I like to see these dogs that protect us have as much protection as they possibly can.” Rosner said K9s are currently using vests that are two years past their expiration date. The new vests cost about $2,000 each and are lighter and easier to wear. He added that vests are more fitted and provide better coverage to a dog’s vital organs. “They can wear them virtually all the time,” Rosner said. Festivities include a raffle during which 12 people will win dog food for a year, one lucky winner will walk away with a two-night stay at the Resort at Squaw Creek and others can enter to win gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses. The fundraiser is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Animal Nutrition Center on 1805 Cirby Way, Suite 10, in Roseville. The Journal's Jenifer Gee can be reached at jeniferg@goldcountrymedia.com or post a comment. ---------- K9 fundrasier What: Raffle fundraiser to raise money for new protective vests for 15 K9 units in the county When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 Where: Animal Nutrition Center on 1805 Cirby Way, Suite 10, Roseville. Prizes: Twelve will win free dog food for a year’ two-night stay at Resort at Squaw Creek; restaurant gift certificates ----------