Community raises $18K in weeks, local township gets new police dog

It took only three weeks for donors to raise the money needed to provide the German Township Police Department with enough to buy a police dog.

Supporters hope the benefits will be felt for years to come.

The dog, named Idus, was obtained locally in German Township from a K9 trainer who brought him to the states from Germany, September 11, 2017. The 2-year-old German Shepherd was purchased for around $18,000, strictly from donations.

The German Township Police Department began accepting pledges to begin a canine program.

“Our generous community of contributors eclipsed that figure within three weeks,” said German Township Police Chief Joseph Andzik. Read More