Local Girl Scouts Donate to Sheriff's K9 Unit

Posted at 5:05 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 20:52:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Girl Scout Troop 3434 is saving police dogs one cookie at a time. 

“I'm very excited to donate things to the K-9,” said Kaeden, 8. 

The Mira Mesa girl scout troop sold about 400 boxes of cookies to reach their donation goal of $350. They used the money to buy dog toys for all 30 police dogs at the San Diego Sheriff's Department. 

“I like this idea because I want to donate and help dogs or animals,” said Kaeden. 

But it wasn’t the girls’ original plan. 

They initially wanted to buy rattlesnake vaccines for all the police dogs. But when they mentioned their plans to Judy Vet Clinic, who takes care of the police dogs, the clinic decided to buy the vials along with the pharmaceutical company, Victor Medical Company. 

“When they get rattlesnake bites, they'll prevent it.” said Kaeden.

In addition to the vaccines and the toys that were presented to the K-9 unit, the girl scouts packed bags of candy for all 30 handlers at the department.