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.