GUYMON, OK (KFDA) - The Guymon Police Department is asking for donations for equipment for the department’s K9, Poker.
Poker is in need of an in-squad kennel, a door pop and heat alarm system and a Ranger K9 Trauma Kit.
The Guymon Police Department is asking for $4,150 in donations to purchase this equipment.
According to www.herok9.org, the equipment will help both Poker and his handler Sergeant Derik Hamilton on the job.
An in-squad kennel will allow Poker to be safely transported when on the job. It provides roll-cage level protection while a K9 is at work, on the road and away from home.
The door pop allows the handler officer to remotely unlatch the door so the K9 may exit the squad car and come to their aid. The heat alarm system monitors the interior air temperature of the squad car and sets off the sirens, lights, alarms and rolls down the windows of the car to ensure that a K9 doesn’t suffer from heat trauma if the temperature rises into a dangerous threshold.
The Ranger K9 Trauma Kit provides sterile, veterinary grade, K9-specific supplies to assist an officer in providing aid to their K9 in the event of an on-the-job incident of injury. The kit includes a canine oxygen mask, along with other first aid items, a quick reference sheet for K9 vitals and dosing and comes in a heavy-duty canvas bag, which is embroidered with emblems ensuring that it is easily identifiable for K9 use.
If you would like to donate to help the Guymon Police Department raise these funds for K9 Poker, you can do so here.