Community Safety Volunteers and Friends of Douglas County K-9 raise funds
Center: K–9 dog, Borris with check for the purchase of a new dog around his neck, and from left to right: CSV Brad Williams, Dr. David Swieckowski, Deputy Garrett Kaufman and Captain Robert McMahan
Franktown, CO (April 25, 2011) – A presentation of checks totaling $15,100 to the Douglas County K-9 Unit was made on Friday for the purchase of a new K-9 Unit dog. The new dog is scheduled to replace “Leon” who has faithfully served the K-9 Unit for nearly nine years and who will soon be retired. K-9 Unit handler, Paul Monteville will be assigned to the new dog.
The funds were donated by the newly formed nonprofit organization, Friends of the Douglas County K-9 Unit, chaired by Dr. David Swieckowski, owner of Franktown Animal Clinic, an individual Douglas County citizen, and by the Community Safety Volunteer Association of Douglas County (CSVADC), a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of volunteers from the Community Safety Volunteer programs of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Castle Rock Police Department and the Volunteers-In-Policing program of the Lone Tree Police Department. The CSVADC created a $5000 matching funds program and $10,100 was contributed in less than a week, surpassing everyone’s expectations.
Walt Wohlgemuth, DCSO Volunteer Coordinator, speaking on behalf of the over 60 CSVs/VIPs in the County said, “We couldn’t be more thrilled that our matching funds offer was exceeded by more than 200% in such a short period of time. It demonstrates how strongly our citizen volunteers and the community at large support the K-9 Unit’s efforts.” Dr. Swieckowski said, “Our new nonprofit organization was recently formed specifically for the purpose of raising money for the K-9 Unit and we are not surprised that we were able to help raise funds for the new dog so quickly. Our goal is to continue to raise funds for the Unit and to hold an annual fundraising event here in Douglas County which will involve the community in this worthwhile cause.”
Sheriff David A. Weaver stated: He could not be more pleased and honored by the continued support of Douglas County Citizens and Businesses.
The K-9 unit hopes to grow back to 6 dogs in the coming year replacing dogs that have and will be retiring. Anyone wishing to contribute to the K-9 program may do so by making contributions to the CSVADC designated for the K-9 program. Donations should be made to:
4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock CO 80109