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'Dollars For Dogs' Receives Large Donation for APD K-9s

Published On: Jul 26 2014 03:18:00 PM AKDT

The Anchorage Police Department's K-9s were shown some love recently, to the tune of $10,000, thanks to an anonymous donation matched by BP. 

On Tuesday, APD K-9 Supervisor Sgt. Jason Schmidt and Dollars for Dogs President John Spalding accepted the large check, which will benefit the APD K-9 Unit, and may lead to the purchase of a new police dog. According to the release, an anonymous donor from BP donated $5,000, which BP matched dollar for dollar. 

"A heartfelt thank you goes out to this anonymous donor, BP and all who have donated to Dollars for Dogs throughout the years," the release said. "Without your generous contributions, the APD K-9 Unit wouldn’t be the same."

Dollars for Dogs is a non-profit organization that raises funds for the Anchorage K-9 team. According to their website, funds are used for the purchase and training of police dogs, supplying equipment for dogs and handlers, and traveling expenses for police events.