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Pitbulls for Police
Our idea is simple: all types of dogs have the potential to serve our communities. Traditionally, only purebreds from a few select breeds like German shepherds, Belgian malinois, and labradors have been used for police work. But there are plenty of mixed breed dogs sitting in shelters, waiting to be euthanized, with the same potential to detect, track, and protect as purebreds.
And here’s the kicker: A purebred from Europe usually costs police departments between $15,000 and $20,000 to purchase and train. Supported by grants and donations from dog lovers everywhere, Universal K9 adopts shelter dogs at high risk of euthanization, trains them, and places them with police departments FOR FREE.
Our underlying philosophy at Universal K9 is that dogs are dogs. Through the success of our program, we hope to break down unfair and inaccurate negative stereotypes about certain breeds like pit bulls. Most people believe these dogs to be naturally aggressive, but as we continue to prove each day, they have great potential as companions and police dogs. Aggression is a product of poor handling, neglect, or abuse by owners, regardless of breed.
We want to change the conversation around pit bulls and other mixed breed shelter dogs by helping them give back to communities, and end Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which some municipalities use to outlaw certain breeds or place harmful restrictions on them, irrespective of the dogs’ actual behavior.
Why We Need Backers
Our program is working!
But it’s time to step up our game. We have put together plans to expand operations to the East and West coasts, and up our output to 120 dogs every 6 weeks.
Here’s how your donation will help us:
- - Ramp up current operations in San Antonio, TX
- - Get more dogs out of shelters and serving our communities
- - Purchase property for ongoing operations in:
- ---San Antonio, TX
- ---Richmond, VA
- ---Tahoe, NV
- - Renovations to property in Richmond and Tahoe to begin coastal operations within one year
But that’s not all! Every dollar you donate to Universal K9 will have a ripple effect across the country, helping us…
- - Save thousands of dogs from euthanization
- - Protect our communities with capable canines
- - Save millions of taxpayer dollars
- - END Breed Specific Legislation for good
Dog Shelter Destroyed By Lava
Residents of Leilani Estates, Malamala k-9 was forced to relocate with 13 dogs of various sizes and handicaps due to the impending lava. As of now all 13 dogs and 4 people are living in a old goat incloser in nothing but tarps and tents. This fund is for the dogs food, shelter, medicine and other daily needs.
Thank you everyone for helping
Help fight Animal Cruelty in Barbados
Hello, My name is Nasim Uddin, I am a Bajan/Barbadian national and also a UK citizen via naturalisation. I am also a graduate of the London School of Economics in the field of law and political science. My home nation of Barbados has been recently plagued by serious cruelties towards dog; Pit bulls in particular. Some evil nationals of Barbados are operating Pit bull fighting rings and use these beautiful animals solely for the purpose of financial gain. These animals are often discarded or simply left on the street after they have been used for this cruel exercise. Thus, the purpose of my campaign is to help these dogs. I am a representative of the Ark Animal Welfare Society, Barbados which is a non-profit animal welfare charity – entirely reliant on donations and fundraising events. I have been tasked with the specific duty of raising funds for these abused Pit bulls. The Ark Animal Welfare Society, Barbados uses donated funds to house and care for these dogs and also to help find new homes when possible, however sometimes this is quite difficult as these animals have been subject to and breed into violence from a young age. We currently have 18 Pit Bulls being housed at our facility all of which were rescued from the streets or obtained via the grant of legal custody by the police.
- – Dog chow and canned dog food
- – Bedding (towels, old sheets, blankets etc)
- – Collars and Leads
- – Dog Treats