SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse is raising money to add two new "K-9" deputies to the Sheriff's Office.
The fundraising effort is called, "Project Deputy Dog."
The funds will be used to purchase the canines, and eventually replacement canines when the dogs turn 8- years-old and reach the end of their service.
The goal of Project Deputy Dog is to raise approximately $160,000. In addition to the purchase of specially bred dogs, the program would fund basic and specialized training, narcotics and bomb detection, food, veterinary care, specialized equipment and other needs.
"The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Posse is a non-profit made up of local non-law enforcement volunteers who donate their time, and efforts to assist the Sheriff’s Office fill its needs not funded by the constrained County budget." according to a press release.
For more information about the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse K-9 fundraising effort, visit our Programs page.