Flash, a retired K9 officer and Project K-9 Hero ambassador, has been named a finalist for the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award. The annual, nationwide contest honors “ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things,” according to the Hero Dog Awards website. K9 Flash’s charity partner is K9s4COPs.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO VOTE EVERYDAY FOR K9 FLASH! You can vote once per day through September, 5th to help K9s4COPs win $7,500!
VOTE HERE: http://herodogawards.org/dog/k-9-flash/
K-9 Flash went from a shelter puppy, deemed unadoptable, to becoming a successful Narcotics Detection Police K-9 with over 3,000 deployments and 2200 narcotic related finds and seizures in her career. After serving from 2005-2013 with the Yakima, WA Police Department Flash retired once again needing a home. Her original handler and trainer, Jason Johnson, got the opportunity to adopt her after he had left for federal service and was teaching K-9 courses in Virginia.
Flash then inspired Jason to start a national non-profit, Project K-9 Hero, to help other retired Police K-9 and Military Working Dog Heroes with medical care, food, and death benefit assistance once they are no longer covered by the agencies they serve. Their foundation has helped over 30 retired heroes with medical costs and they have another 45 in waiting for financial assistance.
There are seven categories and the K9 with the top votes in each category will be flown to Hollywood, California with their owner. They will attend the American Humane Hero Dog Awards gala on September 29th where the winning K9 will be announced live. The gala will be broadcasted on the Hallmark Channel in the fall.
Each 2018 Hero Dog Awards Finalist receives $2,500 for their charity partner, donated by American Humane. K9s4COPs is excited to have the support from Project K-9 Hero, K9 Flash, American Humane, and many others. The American Hero Dog will win an additional $5,000 for their charity partner.
Don’t forget to vote for K9 Flash! http://herodogawards.org/dog/k-9-flash/