The Grafton K9 Foundation was formed in early 2021 after Chief Jeff Caponera joined the department with the vision of bringing a police canine aboard. Since then, the Board of Directors developed a plan to partner with community members and businesses to raise $100,000 to launch the Grafton Police Department's first canine unit. Fundraising efforts consist of In-Kind Partnerships, monetary donations, merchandise sales and community events.
As of July 2022, the Foundation has raised over $50,000 and we're working hard to meet that goal. Funds raised will be used to purchase a police canine, associated equipment, a fully outfitted squad car with safety equipment for the canine, training, maintenance, veterinary care and food.
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