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Update: Two kids helping out area K-9’s

Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 6:34 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2020 at 5:47 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va (WTAP) -

UPDATE:

The two kids from the “Helping K-9′s One at a Time” group has started their donation yard sales and fundraisers to help provide equipment to local K-9′s.

They say that, so far, they have received over $500 in donations towards that equipment, with one more day still to go.

They talked about what the community support means to them, and the K-9 units across the Mid-Ohio Valley.

“It makes us feel good,” said Shanna Thompson. “Because they are helping our local K-9′s out and donating their time and their money to help us out for them.”

The sale continues on Saturday August 22, from 8 am to 5 pm.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Two kids from the Mid-Ohio Valley are taking their love for K-9′s and putting that towards a donation fundraiser to help local K-9 departments.

Because the state and local governments do not fund K-9 departments, all payments for materials are out of pocket for the local police departments and sheriff’s offices.

Shanna and Hunter are holding a donation yard sale to help purchase some of those materials that cost upwards of $3,000.

“We’re having a donation sale for all the K-9 dogs,” said Shanna Thompson, who is helping organize the fundraiser. “To help them out, raise money to get their shots paid for, and their vests so they can have that for when they’re out so they don’t get hurt.”

The sale is happening from August 20 through the 22nd at 1803 Princeton Street in Parkersburg. All fundraisers will begin at 8 a.m.

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