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K9 Tess Shot During Carjacking

4 830 $ sur un objectif de 10 000 $

106 personnes ont fait un don en 13 mois
Date de création : 30 août 2017

Late Tuesday evening, Washington County Sheriff Deputy Graf along with K-9 Officer Tess were dispatched to a disturbance at the Sinclair in St. George, Utah.

While en route, the suspect carjacked a white truck, leading police officers on a chase. The suspect crashed  the first stolen truck before stealing another truck – eventually crashing the second truck into a Santa Clara residence.

Once officers arrived at the final crash site and surrounded the vehicle, they attempted to talk the man out of the truck.

During the negotiations, K-9 Tess was deployed. She entered the truck where the suspect proceeded to shoot the Belgian Malinois in the face.

Officers opened fire on the suspect. He was shot and then apprehended.

K-9 Tess was shot through her jaw and brought to St. George Emergency Vet where they were able to stabilize her. She was then life flighted to Las Vegas for medical treatment in an attempt to save her life.

She is in critical condition and is currently undergoing surgery. Her handler, Officer Graf, is heartbroken and overwhelmed with sadness.

The cost of this life-saving surgery is considerable, with bills adding up to over $5,000.

The funds raised through this campaign will go directly to the cost of surgery and recovery costs for Tess. In addition, the County will need to bring in a new K-9 to replace Tess's spot on the force as she will more than likely be facing early retirement. Just a few of the costs associated with a new K-9: between $3,000 - $8,000 for a new dog, training will cost $7,000 - $10,000 and a new protective vest ($250).

I have owned and operated a Natural Pet Food Pantry here in Washington, UT since 2005. We sponsor all the county's K-9s with healthy food and natural supplements. We have grown close with all these amazing dogs and their handlers. The Washington County K-9's are a vital tool for our police officers and so, SO important for keeping our community safe.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has set up an account for the funds to be transferred in to. Check and cash donations are being collected at Bone Appetit Natural Pet Pantry located at 174 W. Telegraph St., Washigton, UT, that will go directly into that fund.

Please, any amount helps. Let's show our appreciation and care for this K-9 who put her life on the line to protect us, and for our Police Department who were just dealt a major financial and emotional blow.


Thank You.

**Officer Mike Graf, Tess' handler, will be the beneficiary to this campaign.**




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Thank you everyone for your donations so far! Tess is back home and recovering well.

Officer Mike Graf shared this:
"Thank you all for your support for Tess and I. She's doing better and better every day. She wants to be active so we get her to relax and rest when she goes in her crate."

Donations are still much appreciated to help with recovery costs. The Washington Sheriff's Office has set up an account and those who wish to donate in person can bring checks – made out to 'Washington County Sheriffs' and write 'K9 Tess' in the memo section – to Bone Appetit Natural Pet Pantry at 174 W. Telegraph St., Washington UT.

We will be posting photo updates soon! THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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4 830 $ sur un objectif de 10 000 $

106 personnes ont fait un don en 13 mois
Date de création : 30 août 2017
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