SACRAMENTO - On News10 Good Morning Thursday, reporter Jeff Maher, spent some time with the Sacramento Police Department's K-9 unit at Discovery Park.
The K-9 units for both the police and sheriff's departments were hit with budget cuts in recent years, and now, both agencies are gearing up for a big fundraiser in October to help pay for costly bulletproof vests to protect the dogs.
Some police dogs have been targeted and shot by criminals in recent years. Therefore, many officers and deputies deem the vests a worthy and necessary expenditure, due to the important role played by dogs serving local law enforcement agencies.
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If you would like to meet the K-9 units and learn more about the fundraiser, go to the grand opening of Pet Food Express this weekend. It's located at 2532 Fair Oaks Blvd.
You can meet the police or sheriff's K-9 units, they'll be there on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m.
By: Jeff Maher