HELP ME SAVE LIVES.
HERE IS THE PLAN..
This is K9 Officer Bane of the Phoenix Police Department, he was murdered on April 17, 2018, while perusing a car jacking suspect. His death inspired this project.
For Police and EMS K9 Officers:
We will donate 10-20% (based on the earned commission) of our net proceeds to the procurement of bullet and stab proof K9 vests. The donation will be made directly at the closing table as an commission instruction by my firm. The donation will either be made directly to the vest seller or to an organization dedicated to the purchase of vests. Vests will be distributed to local law enforcement officers first, followed by statewide and
For civilian dogs...
I did not know Bane but I would doubt he would want me to forget the civilians he protected. I could not imagine what it would be like to give up my furry family member due to financial hardship so we will try and help make that cost a little less burdensome. For each commission earned we will donate 100-500 (based on the earned commission) lbs of dog (yea, I guess even cat food) to those facing financial hardship either through direct donation to a family in need or to a charitable organization. In addition to this donation, we will deposit a minimum of $100 into an account at the Arizona Welfare League and SPCA to help offset costs of Veterinarian care as well as a minimum of $100 donation to the no kill shelter at the Arizona Animal Welfare League, again this will be made DIRECTLY from the commission we earned at close of escrow.
Why I care...
This is Otis. He was my first dog as a real adult. At the time I purchased Otis from his breeder, I was working in law enforcement. My hope was the purchase of a K-9 and subsequent donation to the department of that K-9 would gain me access to eventually becoming a K-9 officer. I purchased Otis as a puppy, I began to have him trained by a police K-9 trainer at my expense, within a very short time, I realized the flaw in my plan was I would never be able to part with him.
We both gave up our dreams of law enforcement about a year and half later however Otis gave me a new appreciation and love of dogs that I would forever keep with me, especially working dogs. I personally believe we owe these animals all we can give them and as many police departments around the country cannot fund bullet proof vests for officers, I discovered a cause I could get behind.
Beyond law enforcement, I have a love of all dogs. Shortly after leaving, what I thought was my calling, I began to rescue dogs. As word spread among other rescuers, I soon found 21 dogs in my foster care. I will admit, Otis was not amused and did not appreciate his foster brothers and sisters and soon found his solace laying in the beach entrance of my pool. Later when I moved from Surprise to Phoenix where rescuing 21 dogs is no longer possible, I bought my current home with an exceptionally large pool as a reward for Otis putting up with my behavior.
I lost Otis a little more than ten years ago but he still is with me always. He is the inspiration for my desire to buy vests and take care of other dogs. As it tore me apart to lose Otis, I can only imagine what it would have been like to lose him suddenly to violence or even worse yet, to lose him because I simply could not afford his care. For these reasons, I will donate and do my best so others do not have to lose animals needlessly. Thanks for reading Otis' story, I am sure he appreciates it, I know I do!