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Walmart Foundation gives $1,500 towards K-9 at Sheriff’s Office

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 February 2018 at 3:17 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers: A grant from the Walmart Foundation will pay for a bullet-proof vest for Otto, as well as some other expenses for the dog, including food and veterinary costs.

ALBION – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office recently received approval for a community grant from Albion’s Walmart Supercenter for $1,500, Sheriff Randy Bower said.

In 2016, the Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain K-9 Otto after many donations from the community. Otto provides service and routine road patrol operations with Deputy Jeff Cole, as well as aiding school districts with their drug-free school zone surveillance.

The Walmart grant will be utilized to purchase additional training aids and equipment necessary to further advance the K-9 training program, Bower said. The Sheriff’s Office plans to use the grant to buy a canine bullet-proof vest with remainder of the funds slotted for food and unforeseen veterinarian expenses for Otto.

“We thank Walmart Foundation and Albion’s Walmart Supercenter for their generous donation, as well as the assistance of the many donations from our community,” Bower said.

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