The WVRC K-9 Heroes Foundation was created to raise funds for the medical care and safety of active and retired K-9s in Wisconsin, which may include the purchase and training of new K-9s.
K-9s and their handlers go through extensive training to be able to keep their communities safe by searching for drugs, electronic devices, and explosives, locating missing people, finding crime evidence, protecting their handlers, and much more. Their level of commitment and contribution to local and surrounding police agencies and the communities they serve is invaluable.
Working closely with K-9 units for their routine, emergency, and specialty veterinary care has given WVRC a unique understanding of the care needed to keep these hard working K-9s healthy and safe in their day-to-day duties. Therefore, WVRC wants to make sure that they have the support they need to continue their important work.
The Milwaukee House of Correction K-9 Unit was the first beneficiary of the Foundation’s fundraising efforts. In Fall 2018, the Foundation helped them purchase and train two new K-9s – Nitro and Xena. In their honor, the WVRC K-9 Heroes Foundation is selling plush K-9 Heroes with their names.
Donations can be made to WVRC K-9 Heroes Foundation and mailed to WVRC, 360 Bluemound Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.