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AKC Reunite reaches $1 million in grants for Adopt a K-9 Cop program

April 5, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

Apr. 5, 2022, Raleigh, NC – AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet microchip identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $1 million in grants through its AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program. Funds were raised by contributions from AKC dog clubs and community members, with AKC Reunite matching donations at a three-to-one ratio.

“AKC Reunite is so thankful to be in the position to help so many K-9 units around the country,” said AKC Reunite CEO Tom Sharp. “The response to this grant program has been amazing and we look forward to its continued positive impact.”

The Adopt a K-9 Cop program allows AKC Reunite to match funds from AKC Clubs, AKC affiliated organizations and the public, three-to-one, up to $7,500 per grant. These donations help police departments throughout the United States purchase K-9 police dogs. Many of the police dogs acquired with the help of these grants are used as patrol dogs as well as detection dogs, helping to locate narcotics, explosives and/or evidence.


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