The Little Rock Police K9 Association is a Non-Profit tax-exempt public charity recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductable* (Tax ID 26-1801212) .
Donations can also be mailed to:
Little Rock Police K-9 Association
P.O. Box 30763
Little Rock, AR 72260
The Little Rock Police K9 Association was originally founded to assist with the health care and burial expenses of our retired K-9 partners. The Department covers the expenses of the working canines, but unfortunately, it does not have the means to take care of the retired dogs. We have since expanded our scope to also help provide additional training and specialized equipment that the City may not be able to provide. Your donations can be used in many ways to benefit the dogs and our team as a whole.
Because we respect and care for our canine partners, we are dedicated to supporting them throughout their career and retirement. Here are some of the ways your donations help us do that:
Medical bills for retired canines. Currently, the City does not contribute money toward the retired canine’s medical expenses. Once the dog retires, the handler covers the cost of food and medical care and we all know treatment can be expensive. Due to the nature of the job, such as climbing fences and physical confrontations with suspects, retired canines often suffer serious medical issues such as chronic hip, bone and arthritis problems. Your donations help lessen the handler’s out-of-pocket expenses for their much needed care.
Purchase of specialized protective equipment for the canine. This equipment may include but not be limited to ballistic vests, paw protection, cooling equipment, reflective equipment, lighting, and lifting harnesses.
Specialized canine training schools. Under our current deployment model our canines not only search off lead for suspects, but are capable of on lead searches and tracking. The tracking function allows us to search for missing children, missing adults and injured persons under the right conditions. We are always attempting to hone and improve our canine’s skills and the City is not currently able to fund all the available training schools. Our future plans are to eventually be in a position to bring in instructors and host training for other K-9 teams in the area.
The association also helps cover burial costs for canine’s that pass away.
While all donations are greatly appreciated, we would especially like to recognize those who contribute $25.00 or more by adding the donor’s name, hometown, and a short message of their choice to our Sponsors page. You can type your message in the “Special Message” field on PayPal at the bottom of the billing page. If you do not want your name added to the Sponsors page, please let us know and we will honor your wishes.
Please provide a mailing address so that we can send you a receipt for tax purposes.
Your personal information will be kept confidential and will not be given or sold to anyone.
* However, we encourage you to verify this with your tax preparer.