admin January 1st, 2014
Pennies for Puppies© is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the establishment enhancement, and expansion of the Patrol and Search and Rescue K-9 and Mounted Special Operations Units of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, City of Snohomish, City of Arlington as well as Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue K-9 teams. This support includes, but is not limited to, all K-9 acquisition, provision of supplies, equipment, training, and related travel for K-9 and Mounted teams.
“PENNIES” DEDICATES PROCEEDS TO OSO LANDSLIDE K-9 SPECIAL OPERATIONS
PFPP has donated a portion of fund-raising proceeds to the human remains K-9 teams who worked the Oso landslide. In addition to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office dedicated Search and Rescue/cadaver dog, Deputy Shadow and his partner, Deputy G. Bergstrom, other K-9 teams, whether operating under the direction of local law enforcement jurisdictions or regional volunteer Search and Rescue organizations, were vital in the initial rescue efforts of landslide survivors and worked tirelessly until relieved by K-9 teams from throughout the United States when rescue efforts turned to victim recovery. Working in extremely dangerous conditions and in a toxic environment, these K-9 teams were successful in recovering all victims of this disaster. (For more details on the search efforts, see “Searchers Never Lost Hope,” The Everett Herald, July 24, 2014 edition.)
PFPP extends sympathy to those who lost loved ones in this tragic event, wishes survivors the very best in their full recovery, and thanks the businesses and citizens who made this donation possible.
KUDOS TO FIRST RESPONDING CANINES!
Excellent article in the Everett Herald recently about some of the trained canines working at the Oso mudslide.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY ANNOUNCES NEW SHERIFF
In the summer of 2013, the Snohomish County Council appointed Sheriff’s Office veteran Robert (Ty) Trenary to succeed Sheriff John Lovick, upon his appointment as County Executive. Sheriff Trenary has served our state for over twenty-five years, beginning his law enforcement career as a DARE Officer in the Town of Eatonville.
Ty joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1991 and worked his way up the ranks from Deputy to Master Patrol Deputy to Captain. During that time, he served in the Patrol and Community Policing Operations Units, managed the Training Unit, and assisted in upper-level management related to recruiting and hiring. From 2008 to 2012, he served as Chief of Police in Stanwood (WA), a city under contract with the Sheriff’s Office. In addition, Ty has proven leadership skills with the Deputy Sheriff’s and Management Team Associations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, is currently working on his Master’s, and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police and Staff Command.
Ty is devoted to the Snohomish County community not only in his role in law enforcement, but also as a member of civic organizations such as Rotary. He and his wife, Vicki, a Marysville elementary school teacher, have raised two daughters, one a student at Western Washington University and the other a Stanwood High School student.
As Sheriff, Ty serves as Vice-President on the Board of Directors of PFPP and has expressed his enthusiastic support of K-9 and Mounted Patrol operations in our County. We look forward to working with him and will strive to achieve his, the SO’s, and Snohomish County’s needs for expansion and enhancement of these Units as the need arises.
SEE THE PUPS IN ACTION!
We’ve added two videos to our K-9 page, and invite you to take a look. The videos help educate the public about K-9s in law enforcement, and the importance of community support to keep these dedicated servants on duty. Click here to go to our K-9 page.
THANK YOU TO THE STILLAGUAMISH TRIBE!
September 3, 2013
Pennies for Puppies and Ponies received an $11,500 grant from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians. This generous grant will be used to replace K-9 Deputy LIDAR upon his anticipated retirement next year, after over seven years of dedicated service. In addition to funding the acquisition of a new K-9, the grant will also provide some of the necessary supplies and equipment required for each team. Pennies for Puppies and Ponies relies on donations to help the Sheriff’s Office provide the best possible public safety service to Snohomish County citizens. We extend our thanks to the Tribe for their generosity and support.
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