We are now officially accepting donations to send Don Blair to Kenya in Jan 2019!! Please help the APDT Foundation and Kenya Relief bring about better outcomes for their security dogs and the vulnerable communities they serve. They've taken the first step and reached out seeeking our assistance to increase their knowlege and understanding of ethical training practices and animal husbandry; please help us take the next step and get them the help they have requested by sending security and detection dog expert Don Blair.
Donation tiers range from:
· Lucky Friend: $25 (exclusive written updates for donors sent right to your inbox)
· Trusted Companion $250 (the above PLUS a video greeting from Don and K-9 handlers, with donor’s name highlighted in the credits section of the video)
· Loyal Partner $500 (the above PLUS a signed color photo of thanks from Don, the K-9 handlers, and the K-9s)
Don's experience includes: Police K9 officer; US Customs and Border Protection, roles included Canine Enforcement Officer, Instructor/Course Developer and Canine Branch Chief; supervision of Department of Homeland Security/Customs Border Protection anti-terrorism inspections and special enforcement operations as well as canine training and research development programs. Plus, he is an avid chicken camp proponent and has worked diligently to bring more humane methods into the professional K9 world.
Kenya Relief provides education for primarily foster children and critical health services for those most vulnerable. The facility is enclosed with security guards and their dogs to guard the compound in order to keep all of the kids, volunteers and teachers safe.
KR reached out and asked APDT Foundation to help their dog handlers learn better and more effective humane training techniques.
This fundraiser is designed to raise funds for travel to Kenya to complete this project and APDT Foundation is matching every dollar you give up to $5,500. These volunteers at Kenya Relief do so much with so little, let's help them do a little more.
Photo Credit: Bruce Preston Photography. Don Blair instructs as Elizabeth LaPointe works her dog Gryphon.