Saturday June 7th at 11:00 until 3:00 pm
This family- and pet-friendly event is free to the public!
A fundraiser for the Boise PD K-9 Foundation and Fuzzy Pawz Rescue. Join us for an afternoon of K-9 demonstrations, food vendors, face painting and more! For a full list of vendors and businesses who are participating, please visit the event web page: http://www.wendyworks.com/
We look forward to a great event so come out and join US! Thank you WENDYWORK Realty for planning this event.
Pet-A-Palooza for Boise PD K-9 and Fuzzy Pawz Rescue
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The Boise Police Department, in partnership with the Idaho Community Foundation has formed the Boise Police Canine Foundation.
“This is very exciting for our department to be able to make this announcement. We know citizens love and appreciate the work the dogs do,” said Boise Police Deputy Chief of Administration Patricia Braddock.
“These canines are highly trained, highly trusted members of our police force who serve the community in many important ways every day. We expect a lot of people will be anxious to help improve and support the Boise Police canine program.” said Braddock.
“This is a great opportunity for ICF to assist the City of Boise with an important project that will maintain and improve the safety and livability of the city,” said Idaho Community Foundation President Bob Hoover.
What is the Boise Police Canine Foundation?
The Boise Police Canine Foundation is a charitable fund that supports the operation of the Boise Police Canine Unit beyond the departments annual operating budget.
The Boise Police Department is not allowed to accept donations, though citizens grateful for police services have generously offered to contribute over the years. By partnering with the Idaho Community Foundation, the Boise Police Department can accept contributions toward purchasing new police dogs and supporting its existing dogs.
Why did BPD partner with the Idaho Community Foundation?
The ICL will manage fund donations to the Boise Police Canine Foundation, creating efficiency for both the Boise PD and citizens who wish to donate. The ICL also guarantees exposure for the Boise Police Canine Foundation to a wide array of potential donors.
The Idaho Community Foundation works with nonprofit organizations throughout the state by gathering funds from individual donors, groups and foundations. The ICL is able to grow those funds through investments to meet donors charitable objectives, while granting funds for a broad variety of worthwhile and critical projects, like the Boise Police Canine Foundation.
What will donations to the Boise Police Canine Foundation help pay for?
Citizen donations to the Boise Police Canine Foundation will pay for needed improvements and supplies for the canines beyond what the departments annual operating budget allows for.
For example, although many of the departments drug and explosive detection dogs are adopted from local animal shelters, the purchase of a dual purpose drug and apprehension patrol dog can cost between $8,000 and $9,000. A training bite suit, that helps maintain the patrol dogs skills while keeping trainers safe costs $1,300.
How is this a first for Boise and unique to Idaho?
The Boise Police Canine Foundation is a first for both BPD and ICF. BPD has never had the ability to raise money to purchase equipment and supplies. ICL has never worked with a city department to establish such a fund.
How can citizens contribute?
Contributing to the fund is easy!
Donations can be made online at www.idcomfdn.org , click on Donate Directly to Your Favorite Fund, and choose Boise Police Canine Foundation,.
Or mail a check made out to Boise Police Department Canine Foundation to:
ICF at P.O. Box 8143, Boise, ID 83707.
Our mission is to rescue unwanted dogs and cats that are in shelters and pounds located throughout Southern Idaho and parts of Utah and find them their forever homes. We place each animal into our foster home program while we search for forever homes for them. We focus on those animals that are considered “hard to adopt” for various reasons; like kennel stress, having a black coat, being over 8 years old, etc. Often a foster home rather than a shelter environment helps give many of these animals a second chance at the life they deserve!
Fuzzy Pawz Rescue began in January of 2011 when a group of women came together with the idea of filling a void in Idaho and Utah.
These women all had rescue backgrounds of some sort; fostering, computer work, book keeping, assessing behavior, etc. The thought was to set up a network of volunteers so they could cover a large amount of territory allowing the rescue to serve multiple areas not just one.
One website, one facebook page and a lot of hard work turned a dream into reality. Fuzzy Pawz is now one of only a handful of rescues in Idaho/Utah that are an all breed rescue.