In the summer of 2016, our founders were discussing how to support the local law enforcement community, make an immediate impact, and find a cause that everyone understands and benefits from. The K-9 force became a focal point after we realized the number of times we rely on these expert units.
After comparing notes, we discovered that these valuable K-9 squads are seen working at our local schools, government buildings, stadiums, and major events, providing protection from explosives, narcotics, and so much more.
Our research revealed the urgent need to help these aging and sometimes underfunded units. Chesapeake K-9 Fund was formed to benefit the community, increase awareness, and provide an opportunity to many that have expressed a desire to help.
We promptly reached out to the local law enforcement community to assess their immediate and future needs, including replacing an aging K-9 force, as well as purchasing protective K-9 gear and vehicle heat sensors.
We continue to support these units through organic fundraising efforts, community events, and by increasing community awareness.