NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Police Department has partnered with @anna_4_paws , a non-profit organization that provides canine specific first-aid training and kits to working canine teams around the state. Yesterday, (January 19, 2022), the organization donated 11 first-aid kits to the department and held the training at NOPD’s K-9/Mounted compound taught by Dr. Margaret Trumble of Avenue Animal Wellness and Emergency.
“While agencies budget thousands of dollars for acquisition of and day to day care for canines, they do not always have the available funds to provide basic emergency medical supplies needed to stabilize a canine who come to be injured,” said Adrian Thompson, founder of Anna 4 Paws.
The kits, along with the first-aid training, will give NOPD K-9 handlers the tools needed to take care of their partners in the field before transferring them to emergency medical care. The partnership also connects #NOPD with a local veterinarian, who will maintain the kits by restocking them when supplies are used at no cost to the department or the handler.
“Our K-9 officers are just as important as our human officers, and we are grateful for a partnership that helps us ensure they get the best care possible should they incur an injury while protecting our citizens,” said Captain Lejon Roberts of NOPD’s Special Operations Division.
Please visit the Anna 4 paws website (www.anna4paws.org) to donate and help this organization continue doing great work for our K-9 officers.