Drive for a New Clayton County K9 Exceeds Goal

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By Adam Carros

CLAYTON COUNTY, Iowa -- A fundraiser to buy and train a new K9 for the Clayton County Sheriff's Office has surpassed its goal.

The department's current K9 is getting old and nearing retirement. It costs about $11,000 to buy and train a new police dog.

The McGregor Achievement Club held a raffle to help with that cost. The raffle and dinner drew more than 350 people and raised more than $20,000.

The Sheriff's Office elected to buy a new dog from Mid-Michigan Kennels in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, the same company that has supplied dogs for departments in Clear Lake, Louisa County, Coralville, Black Hawk and Chickasaw counties.

The Sheriff's Office plans to use the extra money to replace safety equipment in the patrol car that carries the K9. The rest will be set aside for maintenance and training of the new K9.

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