Our dream is the continued partnership of deputy and man’s best friend in their vigilant pursuit of safety for our community. On October 11, 2012, we will be hosting a gala at Cielo in Castle Pines called “A Howling Good Time” to celebrate the retirement of K-9 Borris.
“A Howling Good Time” Retirement Gala
October 11, 2012
6-9 p.m. – Cocktails, Dinner, Program
Cielo in Castle Pines
This event will honor the career of this year’s retiree, Borris, and remember the life and service of last year’s retiree, Leon (2002 – 2012). We’ll also introduce you to Leon’s replacement, Tank.
Celebrated Denver comedian and Great American Comedy Festival winner, Sam Adams, will emcee the event.
Your ticket guarantees you admittance to the cocktail hour (cash bar), one complimentary beverage, and a plated dinner.
There will be silent and live auctions — from which all proceeds will go toward the purchase of a new dog, training and safety gear for incoming dogs as well as medical care for retiring K-9′s. It’s sure to be a “Howling Good Time!”
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 details or to purchase tickets online please go to www.K9Friends.org.
Source: Press Release