Text Box: The Foothills K-9 Association ( www.foothillsk9.org ) releases the following:
       Sandy Stearns and Julie Baldwin at Animal Nutrition Center in Roseville have begun a fundraising effort to replace the aging protective ballistic vests for the 15 law enforcement canines working in four different agencies within Placer County.
       The fundraiser involves tickets for dog food for a year for 12 winners, a two-night stay at the Resort at Squaw Creek, cedar dog houses, dog beds, several dinners for four at local restaurants and much more. The tickets are for sale up until the day of the event.
       On Sunday, May 3, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the drawings will be held at Animal Nutrition Center at 1805 Cirby Way, Suite 10, in Roseville. 
       There will be pet suppliers on hand and the event will encompass the parking lot as well as the store. There will also be canine handlers and their canine partners. You will be able to meet and pet these dogs, then see them do narcotics detection and patrol/apprehension demonstrations.
       These vests last for five years. Although they are not inexpensive, this is a very worthy cause done on behalf of our canine partners and friends who give us their loyalty, courage, honor and hard work every day. 
       The effort hopes to raise enough money to replace vests for all 15 dogs in Placer County, which work in a patrol-related function. They include dogs from the Placer County Sheriff’s Department and Roseville, Rocklin and Lincoln police departments.
       For more information, contact the Foothills K-9 Association at (916) 747-7806.