CWVC Community Involvement and Activities
CWVC presented a check to the Columbia County Sheriff's Department for K9 Officer Kora's protective vest. Be safe, Officers Schultz & Kora and thank you for all you do!
The PuppyUp Foundation is committed to discovering the common links between canine and human cancers and the causes of these cancers through comparative oncology research. Their scientific objectives are: broadening our understanding of the links between human and companion animal cancer, creating a cross institutional collaborative platform, developing new approaches to research, and funding translational cancer studies that benefit both pets and people.
Through The Puppy Up! Walk, they are building the largest pet and people cancer community in the world; from business people to artists to scientists and humanitarians, a partnership forged with the singular purpose of ridding the world of its deadliest disease. The 2017 PuppyUp Madison Walk on May 7th is a family focused event for all humans and canines to enjoy! This heartwarming and energizing event raises awareness, funds and provides education in the field of comparative oncology and the links between canine and human cancer. It is a day to honor and recognize those who have survived or are battling cancer, and memorialize those whose lives have been lost to this disease.
The CWVC proudly supports the efforts of this incredible organization and also the personal contributions of our friends and fellow club-members, Jo Reynolds and Stanley Solheim. Over the last 40 years, Jo & Stan have lost all four of their beloved Vizslas: Yaryi, Béla, Zoltan, Galuska, and one beloved rescue terrier mix, Paolo, to various canine cancers. In 2015, 11 year old Vizsla girlie Galuska was diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma of the lungs, with prognosis of two weeks to three months. They were fortunate that this time, more and better treatment options were available, and Lushie lived a happy, healthy, pain-free 12 months.
The CWVC made a substantial donation to the 2017 PuppyUp Madison Walk, and in addition matched any individual donations made by club members. To learn more visit their website at https://puppyupwalk.org/madison or http://www.puppyup.org .
K9 Officer Duke receives his bullet-proof and stab-proof vest thanks to the fully-funding donation made by the CWVC!
At our August meeting, CWVC members voted to donate funds to help purchase a protective vest for a WI K9 officer in need. CWVC Member, Frank Rizzo, did the research and coordinated our donation to Wisconsin Vest-a-Dog. Our donation has fully funded a bullet proof and stab proof vest for K9 Officer Duke of Barron county WI. Duke should receive his custom fitted vest in a few weeks. We hope Duke and his partner, Officer Nathan Emmons, will be able to join us at a club meeting in 2017!
Duke was born on June 17, 2015 in the Slovakia. He is a male German Shepherd dog. He arrived in the United States in August of 2016. He received he training through Saint Michaels
Shepherds in Cincinnati, Ohio. Duke is a dual purpose police K9 trained in Narcotics Detection and Patrol work (tracking, criminal apprehension, article searches, handler protection, area and building searches, obedience and agility).