Stuffed animals help The Clovis Police Department re-launch its K-9 unit

Stuffed animals help The Clovis Police Department re-launch its K-9 unitStuffed animals are going to help the Clovis Police Department to re-launch its K-9 unit. The stuffies help raise enough money for the project.

As part of the fundraising, the department is selling cute toy police dogs. They are selling for $20 a pop and have proven to be very popular.

Officers went to the Clovis Big Hat Days event this weekend and set up a booth to sell the toys. And the stuffies were so popular, the officers sold them all by lunch on Saturday.

During the rest of the weekend the officers accepted pre-orders for the next batch of K-9 stuffed dogs. And they got more than 500!

People even donated additional money for the revival of the K-9 unit. In the end, the officers raised about $22 000 in sales and donations. Additionally, private donors have already helped the department to purchase two puppies which will be trained to become K-9 officers.

The ClovisPoliceFoundation is handling the efforts. The police department wants a total of five police dogs. This will need a total of $75 000 to cover the costs to train and provide all needed care for the dogs.

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