League City, Tomball, Magnolia among Texas police departments receiving K-9 grants

Several Texas police departments received $7,500 to be used for purchasing and strengthening K-9 units. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Several Texas police departments received $7,500 to be used for purchasing and strengthening K-9 units. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

Several Texas police departments received $7,500 to be used for purchasing and strengthening K-9 units. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)

The League City Police Department, the Tomball Police Department and the Magnolia Police Department are among several Houston-area police departments that received grants for their K-9 units, according to a press release from the nonprofit AKC Reunite.

All three departments received $7,500 for K-9 purchases from AKC Reunite, which identifies itself as an affiliate of the American Kennel Club and the largest nonprofit pet microchip identification service provider in the country.


The grants are matches to donations provided by individuals and organizations, such as the Galveston and Baytown kennel clubs, which were named in the press release as contributing organizations. AKC Reunite provided $157,500 to 20 police departments in 10 states, according to CEO Tom Sharp.

“The more than $150,000 donated through the Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program will help these departments acquire new police dogs, contributing to increased safety in their communities," Sharp said.

Anyone interested in learning about or donating to AKC Reunite's campaign can view their website here.
By Jishnu Nair

Reporter, North Houston Metro

Jishnu joined Community Impact Newspaper as a metro reporter in July 2021. Previously, he worked as a digital producer for a television station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and studied at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Originally from New Jersey, Jishnu covers the North Houston metro area, including Tomball, Magnolia, Conroe and Montgomery, as well as the Woodlands and Lake Houston areas.