Arroyo Grande, CA Police K-9

$4,385 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 17 months
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Robert Olson
on behalf of Nicole Valentine
 ARROYO GRANDE, CA

Help Keep Arroyo Grande Safe!

Arroyo Grande, CA is a beautiful, small town (population 17,716) a few miles from the California coast and about mid-way between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

We have an excellent police department that includes 26 sworn officers and consistently ranks at or near the best in virtually every performance category used for law enforcement (e.g., response times, crime rate, citizen complaints).  The department has operated a highly acclaimed K-9 program for nearly 32 years and provides K-9 services upon request throughout the region.  Our most recent successes are attributed to the presence of two K-9’s, Gregor and Daghan, both male German Shepherds.

For the past six years, Gregor and Daghan have assisted officers and protected our citizens by locating and apprehending suspects, finding narcotics in vehicles, homes, apartments, businesses and school lockers, and participating in countless demonstrations and public events to inform the public about the valuable role they play in keeping Arroyo Grande safe.

Unfortunately, Gregor had to be retired recently due to an autoimmune disease that had affected his joints and nearly paralyzed him.  He was a wonderful and brave K-9, with countless accomplishments as an AGPD “officer.”  Upon his retirement he was feted by the Arroyo Grande City Council in recognition of his service to our community.    
      

In order to continue providing 24/7 K-9 coverage for Arroyo Grande (and other nearby communities that lack a K-9), we have embarked on a campaign to raise the funds necessary to acquire, train, support and put into service Gregor’s replacement.

The good news is – we’ve found Gregor’s replacement!  His name is “Tig”, another male German Shepherd, who’s anxious to join our department, be trained with his handler Officer Jeff Corral, and continue the tradition of protecting the citizens of Arroyo Grande.


Acquiring Tig, training him and Officer Corral as a team and providing necessary medical and other support is expensive - about $30,000.  Neither our department nor our city government have these funds available so, as in the past, our success will depend entirely on contributions from those who want to be a part of keeping Arroyo Grande safe.
Please step forward and do what you can to help our campaign.  The citizens of Arroyo Grande thank you!

We would be happy to answer questions you may have about our efforts to have Tig report for duty.  Please contact Officer Corral at:  jcorral@arroyogrande.org. 
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Tig is growing to be one handsome dog. He's already 85 lbs. and is likely to end up close to 100 lbs. He thanks all who have donated and asks you to continue spreading the word to keep our campaign moving ahead.
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Sonja Polk
16 months ago

Good luck Officer Corral and Tig! Go get the bad guys and keep our streets safe! Thank you for all you do! Love, Sophia Silva

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$4,385 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 51 people in 17 months
Created January 12, 2017
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$50
Vicki Hunziker
13 months ago

Tig is great addition.

$20
Rebecca Gervasi
14 months ago

Good luck and I hope to see our local PD make this happen.

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$20
Scott Washington
14 months ago

Tell Gregor I hope he feels better, and he's a good boy. I look forward to seeing Tig around town.

$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
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$100
RICH GROVE
15 months ago
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A no-brainer donation. Go get'm, Tig.

Sonja Polk
16 months ago

Good luck Officer Corral and Tig! Go get the bad guys and keep our streets safe! Thank you for all you do! Love, Sophia Silva

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