Officer Salopek and Taser, Salinas Valley State Prison.

Officer Salopek and Taser, Salinas Valley State Prison.

Proceeds go toward K-9 safety equipment

CDCR’s K-9 teams from Correctional Training Facility and Salinas Valley State Prison will be at the Pet Food Express in Carmel on July 18-19 supporting a fundraiser for Cover Your K-9.

Officer Newcomb and Oscar, Salinas Valley State Prison.

Officer Newcomb and Oscar, Salinas Valley State Prison.

The fundraiser takes place at all of the Pet Food Express store locations around Northern California that weekend. Wash your dog or make a donation to support the cause.

All proceeds donated to the Cover Your K-9 fundraiser are used for the purchase of safety equipment for law enforcement K-9s such as stab and bulletproof vests and for an emergency medical care fund for retired K-9s. The nonprofit also teaches emergency medical response to K-9 handlers and provides K-9 medical packs.

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To donate, either attend one of the Cover Your K-9 events at your local Pet Food Express store (locations:https://www.petfoodexpress.com/stores/) or donate online at https://www.coveryourk9.com/coveryourk9home.html.

Officer Binder and Storm, Correctional Training Facility.

Officer Binder and Storm, Correctional Training Facility.