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Local non-profit raises money for retired K-9 officer's insurance coverage

Posted at 10:49 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 00:54:54-05

TUCSON, Ariz.- Retirement can be a sigh of relief for some humans but the same can't always be said for K-9's.

In fact, one local non-profit group called 'AZ K-9 Heroes' says many retired K-9's no longer have health care coverage once they've made their exit from the workforce.

The organization says they raise money through public events or donations made by individuals.

'AZ K-9 Heroes' founder Barbara Bridges says all proceeds raised go toward purchasing premiums for former K-9 officers.

According to their Facebook page, the group provides funds for K-9 police departments in Tucson, Sierra Vista, and Phoenix.

For more information or to make a donation, click here.