The Seymour Police Department is asking for the community’s help to reach a canine fundraising goal.
A generous matching donation of $10,000 from an anonymous donor could be the last push the department needs to raise enough money in its canine fundraising initiative. The department is now asking the community to help raise the remaining $10,000 within the next 20 days. So, the goal is to have $20,000 raised by March 10, putting the canine effort over its $90,000 overall goal.
The department says having a canine unit will be a very useful tool not only to reduce drug activities within the community, but to also help find suspects and missing or endangered people. The $90,000 raised will go towards the setup and continued support of the unit.
The department is also selling stuffed animal dog toys for $15. All of the proceeds raised will go towards the fundraiser. The stuffed dogs are available for purchase at the following locations:
- Seymour Police Department, 306 N. Main Street, Seymour, Wisconsin 54165, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
- Seymour Community High School and Seymour Community Middle School, 10 Circle Drive, Seymour, WI 54165
- Rock Ledge Intermediate Center and Rock Ledge Primary Center, 330 W. Hickory, Seymour, WI 54165
- Black Creek Elementary/Middle School, 308 E. Burdick, Black Creek, WI 54106
Otherwise to make a tax-deductible donation that will be matched, you can click on this link https://www.gofundme.com/SeymourK9 or go to http://www.seymour-pd.com. According to the department’s news release, donations can be accepted as cash or check at the department’s location, with payments payable to the Seymour Police Department K9 Unit Donation Fund.