Retired K9 Fund
When Police Service Dogs (K-9's) retire they often have injuries and health problems due to their many rigorous years of service. These dogs provide a great service to the city by apprehending fleeing criminals, locating missing persons/children, locating hidden narcotics, searching for evidence, and they are also part of the SWAT team. K-9's serve an average of 8-10 years with the agency. Their work leads to the seizure of tens of thousands of dollars a year in vehicles, money, and other property that is seized from drug dealers. Their human partners often take on the responsibility of ownership of these dogs once they retire. With that responsibility comes the care and financial burden of veterinarian bills, housing, nutrition, exercise, and then cremation when that time arises.
The Coral Springs Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 87 has taken on the challenge of helping to provide care and quality of life for these retired Police Service Dogs by creating a 'Retired K-9 Fund'. With your support, 100% of the funds donated will be applied to the care and treatment of these exceptional K-9's that have served our community.
This initiative is dedicated to K9 Balto. His handler, Officer Corey Logan, brought this concept to Coral Springs FOP and made the program a success. What Officer Logan didn't realize was that less than a year after starting the program his retired K9, Balto, would be diagnosed with a heart condition. This resulted in Balto being prescribed several costly medications. It was at that time that the program helped provide the assistance to Officer Logan as he had envisioned when he brought this idea to the FOP. RIP Balto, you are sadly missed by your family and all your fellow officers at CSPD.