Mays Business School Supports K9s4COPs

As the semester comes to an end, the Strategic Philanthropy class at Mays Business School has been been busy deciding on how to distribute $62,500 in grant funding.

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The students in the class evaluated 43 nonprofit applications from Bryan and College Station. K9s4COPs is so excited to announce we are one of the five nonprofits to receive funding. We are so grateful for the support from The Philanthropy Lab and a newfound partnership with the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation’s Community Grant Program, Texas A&M University, and Mays Business School. The $12,500 grant we received will go to purchase a K9 officer!

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Cyber Monday is PAWsome!

 

Cyber Monday is PAWsome!

Cyber Monday is here! Make sure you stock up on K9s4COPs swag! Even our K9s love to wear it!

SHOP HERE: http://bit.ly/k9s4copsswag

Help give back when shopping and #BacktheBlue! When you shop on Amazon, a portion of your purchase price can be donated to K9s4COPs.org. Amazon Smile will give 0.5% of your total purchases of qualifying items to us, at no extra cost to you!
Thank you for supporting us and happy shopping!
Order your K9s4COPs license plate today!

You can support K9 officers while you drive and spread the word! For a nominal fee of $30 ($22 goes straight to K9s4COPs) you can support K9 officers in Texas!

ORDER HERE: http://bit.ly/k9splate

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner!

K9s4COPs is so excited to participate in #GivingTuesday! We need your help to continue on our mission – to provide K9s to communities and schools. A K9 can easily pay for itself by taking one big bust off the street. K9 partners help officers do their jobs safer, faster, and in many cases have saved their lives.

Every single dollar has impact on providing these amazing K9s! Please consider making a donation below.

DONATE HERE: www.k9s4cops.org/donate

We truly appreciate each and everyone one of you for your loyal support of K9s4COPs!

Houstonian to be honored on ‘Steve Harvey’ show

Congrats to K9s4COPs’ founder Kristi Schiller, who is being honored as a “Harvey’s Hero” Thursday on the “Steve Harvey Show.” The talk show airs at 3 p.m. on KRIV, Fox 26.

In 2010 Schiller founded the nonprofit group that supplies crime-fighting dogs to police departments around the country.

“In Houston alone,” she tells Harvey, “our K9s have resulted in over 400 arrests and taken $3.5 million worth of cash and over 85 weapons off the streets. We had one dog, in one night, do a $23 million bust. Why would you not want that for your department?”

Tight law enforcement budgets are to blame, she knows. That’s why she decided to step in with private funds.

“At K9s4COPs,” she tells the TV audience, “we feel that your safety shouldn’t be hindered, your streets should not be less safe, because of a budget cut.”

To date, Schiller and her organization have given 89 trained dogs to law enforcement agencies in 19 states. Of the eight officers who appear on stage to thank Schiller for her work, one is Ted Dahlin, an investigator for Harris County Constable Precinct 4.

Schiller was inspired to start K9s4Cops when she learned that Dahlin’s police dog, Blek, was killed in the line of duty. Without her help, Dahlin would have had to raise $10,000 to $15,000 to buy a new police dog.

Source: http://www.chron.com/entertainment/tv/article/Houstonian-to-be-honored-on-Steve-Harvey-show-6217604.php

K9s4COPs takes over Chicago for ‘Steve Harvey Show’

Thursday, K9s4COPs takes over Chicago for the ‘Steve Harvey Show’!

K9s4COPs Founder, Kristi Schiller, receives the honor of being named a “Harvey’s Hero” on Thursday’s episode of the ‘Steve Harvey Show’. Little did Schiller know, there were nine K9 teams from across the country that were coming to surprise her and thank her for starting the organization that enabled them to get their K9 partner.

Between the tears, barking and laughter, Schiller explains her inspiration for K9s4COPs (Spoiler alert: He surprises her, too.) how K9s4COPs has grown, the impact they have had in your communities, and how you can help out!

Check out www.SteveHarveyTV.com/watch to find channel availability and air time in your area.

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Steve Harvey Show, NBC Studios, Chicago, IL
(Left to Right) Officer Matt Krembs & K9 Aron (Everest Metro Police Department– Schofield, WI) Deputy Ted Dahlin (Harris County Constable’s Office PCT 4– Houston, TX), K9s4COPs Founder Kristi Schiller, Steve Harvey

 

K9s4COPs grants K9 to Austin County Sheriff’s Office, Texas

K9s4COPs grants Austin County Sheriff’s Office with their only police K9, Jack, a single purpose narcotics detection dog.

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K9 Jack with Austin County Sheriff’s Office, granted by K9s4COPs.

In 2014, K9s4COPs partnered up with AMK9 Academy in Alabama, to place returning “Hero Dogs” from Afghanistan into law enforcement agencies across the country.

Austin County Sheriff’s Office applied for K9s4COPs’ grant and received the exciting news that their application had been accepted in December 2014. In January, Deputy John Fullen headed to AMK9 Academy for six weeks to select and train with his new partner. After working with three other dogs, Fullen selected K9 Jack and the two graduated from training on February 6, 2015.

K9 Jack has since “hit the streets” of Austin County with his handler, patrolling over 20 miles of highway and has already gone on four deployments in his first two weeks.

“Jack has come in at a time when we have not had a canine designated for Austin County. There is a strong need for a narcotics canine and he is definitely fulfilling that need and service that we have been without for about two years. Everyday that we have been on duty, Jack has been called out. Having him just gives us that extra tool to catch any money or drugs going up and down our highway and community.” –Deputy John Fullen

K9s4COPs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that grants K9s to law enforcement agencies and schools in need. In 4 years, the organization has granted 82 K9s to 50 agencies and 5 schools in 17 states. Each K9 costs between $10,000-$15,000, depending on their purpose. The grant provided by K9s4COPs pays for the cost of the K9, as well as the training for the officer and his K9 partner. To learn more about K9s4COPs or to donate, please visit www.K9s4COPs.org.

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Deputy John Fullen and K9 Jack with Austin County Sheriff’s Office and Kristi Schiller, Founder of K9s4COPs on February 23, 2015 at the Austin County Courthouse.