V K-9 is a 501(c)(3) organization which receives tax-deductible donations from individuals, organizations, and corporations to support the training and deployment of handlers and their dogs for search and recovery missions.
All training and responses are done at the expense of the handlers. These dedicated handlers will spend approximately 10-20 hours or more a week to training themselves and their canines for SAR. Most handlers have full time jobs, in addition to this volunteer commitment, and often use their personal vacation time off work for SAR activities. Most gear and equipment is privately owned by the handlers. They use their personal vehicles to travel to trainings, seminars, demos, and search missions - many are more than two hours away. The biggest personal expenses for these handlers are fuel costs and the care of their canines.
How you can help?…
All donated funds are used for team equipment & supplies such as radios or GPS units, as well to help to defray costs associated with attending outside seminars and certification tests, but more importantly, it will reduce the financial burden on the handlers and allow them to respond to more calls.
Please help us to continue to respond when needed by donating today. We need your support. Thank you!
To make a tax-deductible contribution, please send your check payable to
'" Sarah Platts c/o V K-9 Unit " and mail to:
V K-9 Scent Specific Unit Attn: Sarah Platts 1125 Woodcock Lane Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
Please indicate if an additional receipt is required, other then your cancelled check, as proof of your donation and one will be sent via return mail if return address is provided.