The Mohave County Sheriff's K-9 Foundation is organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. The MCS K-9 Foundation's mission is to provide financial support for the Sheriff's Canine Unit and its' volunteers. The foundation promotes positive policy and community relations between the Canine Unit and area businesses, organizations, and individuals.
Take Action! Make a tax deductible donation through the Mohave County Sheriff's K-9 Foundation!
Make a difference in your community by teaming with the Mohave County Sheriff's K-9 Foundation in its efforts to maintain the K-9 unit in order to solve crimes more effectively and discourage criminal activity.
Shawn and Grimm have completed their training and certification, and are actively patrolling the Lake Havasu City region of Mohave County.
Traffic stops, search warrants, parking lots, school searches. K-9s have 220 million olfactory sensory cells compared to 40 million for a human being. K-9s can alert officers to the presence of drugs in schools and vehicles.
A K-9 can be deployed in potentially life threatening situations making it safer for officers. K-9 teams are powerful and highly visible deterrents for burglaries, robberies and drug deals.
Tracking juvenile runaways, lost or missing children, elderly, fleeing suspects.
A K-9 can clear a building in less than 1/4 of the time that it would take an officer.
K-9 teams provide appearances and demonstrations at community functions strengthening the relations between the officers and the community.
$20,000 annually for food, supplements, veterinary fees, equipment replacement, severe injury insurance for five canines.
$12,000 for protective vests, patrol harnesses, paw protectors.
$37,000 to purchase a new canine plus initial training and certification.
The addition of a valuable K-9 Unit to the Mohave County Sheriff's Department will not be possible or successful without private funding from our citizens and business leaders!