Donations make Sven safer

K9 Sven

Monroe County Sheriff’s Department K9 Sven is now safer thanks to help from donors and a nonprofit called Protecting K9 Heroes. 

On Friday, it was announced that the department received a first aid medical kit and Narcan kit for free from the company, which it supplied through charitable donations.

Those kits will be used to treat Sven should he happen to inadvertently be exposed to opiates or gets injured in the line of duty.

“Unfortunately, we are losing K9s to the drug epidemic during searches, and our goal is to have their handlers properly equipped in the case of emergencies,” Protecting K9 Heroes stated in a press release. 

Narcan is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids and reverses overdoses within two to five minutes.

Each kit costs $100 on the company’s website. 

Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing said having that equipment to protect the 3-year-old German Shepherd is sadly necessary…>>> 

Read more in the February 6, 2019, issue.

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James Moss

James is an alumni of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in mass communications and applied communications studies. While in school, he interned at two newspapers and worked at a local grocery store to pay for his education. When not working for the Republic-Times, he enjoys watching movies, reading, playing video games and spending time with his friends.
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