October 11, 2012, the Friends of Douglas County K-9 will be hosting a retirement party at the Cielo at Castle Pines. The event “A Howling Good Time,” is a gala to celebrate the retirement of Borris, a current K9 in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department and to raise money for a new dog to replace the retiring Borris and others.
The party will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Cielo at Castle Pines is located at 485 West Happy Canyon Rd, Castle Rock, CO 80108. For directions CLICK HERE or visit: http://cielocastlepines.com/contact_us.php.
You can register, purchase tickets and get information on their many sponsorship programs by CLICKING HERE or visiting: https://k9friend.ejoinme.org/?tabid=406352
Online registration for the event will close on October 9th.
The program for the event will be emceed by Denver Comedian and Great American Comedy Festival winner, Sam Adams and will feature Sheriff David Weaver, Dr. David Swieckoski, Chairman and Auctioneer Don Martin. The event will start with cocktails (Cash Bar), Dinner with a complimentary beverage, Silent and Live Auctions, with all the proceeds going toward the purchase of a new dog to replace Borris, training and safety gear for new dogs, as well as medical care for the current dogs and the retired dogs like Borris.
About the Friends of Douglas County K-9
Franktown Animal Clinic has been taking care of the veterinary needs of the Douglas County K-9 dogs since 1997. We have gained tremendous respect for the dedication of these K-9 handlers and the dogs themselves. Last year it was determined that two of the four dogs needed to be retired due to age. They had served well into their senior years and deserved a relaxing retirement. This year, K-9 Borris will be retiring.
These dogs provide a stronger team for response to critical incidents, suspect tracking and apprehension, drug and explosive detection for the safety and protection of the public and fellow law enforcement officers. These deputies and dogs are called out to help protect communities throughout the Denver Metro area and are key in drug detection along the I-25 corridor; the third highest drug trafficking area in the United States.
Dogs are purchased through donations from the community. When we learned there were no funds available to replace these retiring dogs, we decided to establish Friends of Douglas County K-9, a public charity. The support this public charity provides will include the purchase of new dogs, on-going training, equipment for the dogs and handlers, and retirement care of the retired dogs. Our goal is also to inspire a movement to educate the public on the tremendous value of these heroic animals.
The dedication shown by these deputies to devote their entire lives to the training and care of these dogs so they can be partners in protecting the community is truly remarkable. Please help us give back to them by helping relieve the financial burden so they can focus on what they do best: protecting the community.
For more information CLICK HERE or go to www.K9Friends.org.