We are excited to announce that K-9 Flash has been named the 2018 Law Enforcement Dog of the Year and is a finalist for the 2018 American Hero Dog Award in the national competition hosted by American Humane. A special thanks to all of you who voted and help her achieve such a title.
By being named Law Enforcement Dog of the Year, Flash won $2,500 for her charity partner, K9s4COPs. K9s4COP’s helps provide K9 units to communities and schools. As K9’s can be a large expense for police units, K9s4COPs ensures that cost doesn’t keep an officer from having their K9 partner.
K9 Flash is still in the running to become the American Humane Hero Dog of the Year and will need your help to win. The Hero Dog Awards is an annual contest that honors ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things. Each finalist will be flown to Beverly Hills with their owners to attend the American Humane Hero Dog Awards gala on September 29, where one dog will be named the 2018 American Hero Dog. The winning K9 will take home $5,000 for their partner charity. Voting is still open and every vote counts - Vote for K-9 Flash here.
K-9 Flash, a retired K9 officer, was also Jason Johnson, her handlers, inspiration for starting a national non-profit, Project K-9 Hero. Project K-9 Hero is an organization to help retired Police K-9 and Military Working Dog Heros with medical care, food, and death benefit assistance once they are no longer covered by the agencies they served.
Jason and Flash believe that being named the Law Enforcement Dog of the Year by the American Humane benefits all of the heros they serve through Project K-9 Hero–not only today, but in the future.