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Foundation Assists with K-9 Kaya’s Medical Expenses

NPDF K-9 Medical Fund assists K-9 Kaya with oral surgery. 

K-9 Kaya is a six-year-old Belgian Malinois working for Butte County Sheriff in Butte County, California. Skilled with both patrol and narcotic functions, Kaya can detect four different odors of narcotics, and is also trained for SWAT missions. In fact, her handler Sergeant Brad Meyer describes how “she has over $330,000 in cash seizures and hundreds of arrests and in-field finds.”

About eight months ago, Sergeant Meyer noticed deterioration in Kaya’s teeth. He also observed how her seemingly painful bite led to difficulty eating. Their local veterinarian advised that Kaya’s condition requires a specialist.

Over the course of the following five months, Kaya underwent a pulpectomy (removal of pulp tissue in the mouth) and had the three pain-causing teeth removed. Additionally, three of her canine teeth were capped to prevent them from also being lost. Since the procedures, Kaya has returned to work, and Meyer describes how “she seems to be eating much better.”

The NPDF helped to alleviate the steep medical bills from Kaya’s procedure. Becky Callas, the Butte County Sheriff Fiscal Manager, described how NPDF’s contribution “tremendously assisted” their office.

The NPDF is proud to help ensure that Kaya is free of pain and able to keep up the incredible work.

The ongoing medical care for K-9s can be very expensive and most K-9 departments simply do not have the funds for the ever increasing medical costs for K-9s. The National Police Dog Foundation commends these K-9s for their dedication and service, and is proud to assist in the costs of Medical Care for K-9s. Please click on the button below to donate to our K-9 Medical Fund. The K-9s really need your help.

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