DuBois, PA – DuBois City Police plan to add a K9 unit to the police department, but they need your help to raise money for the dog first! According to DuBois City Police Chief Blaine Clark, the dog will, among other things, help find illegal narcotics.

They’re hoping to have the dog out on the streets within the first quarter of 2020.

Officer Zayne Rhed was chosen to the the K9 handler. Officer Rhed will be working alongside the dog, and the K9 will stay at Rhed’s house when it’s not working. Together, they’ll do traffic stops, drug busts, and even visit the local schools.

The cost for the K9 police dog, its training, modifications to a dog-customized patrol car, the dog’s protective Kevlar jacket, food and medical costs all add up to about $70,000.

Although the City Council and other surrounding police departments have been very supportive, the DuBois City Police think it’s important to raise the $70,000 with donations so we all feel a sense of ownership for the dog.

If you’d like to donate, you can either mail a check to the DuBois City building or call their office. You can also talk to any DuBois City Council member or donate on the Facebook page.