Life-Saving Emergency Training to Protect Working K9s
The course is tailored for police officers, firefighters, medics, search and rescue teams, military dog handlers or other canine handlers with specialized training.
The K9 Down Program:
Here’s what others are saying about their experience:
“K-9 Down is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who wishes to advance their knowledge on how to treat working dogs. I feel 100% better about my abilities and skills as a provider to these awesome animals.”
– Chris Spaziante 2/22/2015
“Outstanding course, superb instructors including the dogs who were treated with the utmost kindness and respect.”
– C Graffeo, MD 2/22/2015
“This course will definitely provide a sense of appreciation and understanding of working dogs health & safety in the austere environments in which we operate.”
– Tony Stewart, USAR Medical Specialist, DHS/FEMA, Virginia Task Force-2 2/22/2015
The purpose of the HARD at WORK Fund is two-fold: 1- to conduct ground-breaking research in the field of veterinary hemostasis and 2- to take that research and apply it to critically ill animals and assist with life-threatening injuries sustained by working canines.
Working K9s face danger in the line of duty every day. They may suffer gunshot or stabbing wounds, broken bones, dehydration, or vehicular trauma, all of which require emergency veterinary care. Unfortunately when these situations happen “in the field”, their handlers may not be able to get them to an emergency clinic in time. The K9 Down program teaches first responders the skills needed to assist their injured K9 partner in the event of an emergency.
A gift of any amount to the HARD at WORK Fund will assist our endeavors to aid working K9’s.
Support the HARD at WORK Fund by visiting our secure online giving page and selecting the “I would like to give to a fund not listed here” box at the top of the page. Type in “Hard at Work” in the text area. Click here to donate today!