Killing a Police K9 is a felony and the punishment can carry a harsh prison sentence, but is it really enough? A Police K9 is generally a very expensive animal and can cost up to thousands of dollars usually between $3,000 to $50,000 dollars respectively. Now then, remember the K9 handler also has to be trained along with the K9 so the dollar amount is huge in the end. For such a big investment, most agencies might only have one K9 or just a few where other larger departments have more. Police K9’s are normally called only to felony type calls versus misdemeanors, thus, causing a higher degree of danger to not only the K9 handler but the K9 as well. In the year, 2015 we seen many K9’s killed in the line of duty and the public outcry has been astronomical to say the least. People in society want change, they want people who kill Police K9’s held to answer at a more higher level.
For a thug to get away with killing a defenseless animal is sickening and I agree we need to change our laws immediately. Please contact your U.S. Senator or Congressperson so we can get our point across. We need your help as, “The Voice for Law Enforcement.” We’re here for you, we want to work with you, we want you to be a part of our police family, we need everyone in the community to help, we cannot do it ourselves, won’t you please help us? Even if you hate the police, please do not hate defenseless animals who are helping protect all of us.