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The South Londonderry Township police set a fundraising goal of $25,000 for the a new K-9 unit after the retirement of the township’s first K-9, Rex.

The funds will go toward “purchasing, training, equipping and maintaining the new dog,” the South Londonderry website says. “We believe the K-9 Unit contributes to the safety of every resident and business owner of the community.”

According to the website, Rex was funded entirely by community donations.

Rex served eight years as a narcotics detection dog and his retirement date, Jan. 3, was declared “Officer Rex Day” by the board of supervisors.

Photo from the South Londonderry Township police K-9 unit Facebook page.

Donations can be given to township administration at the SLT municipal building at 27 W. Market St. Checks can be made out to the South Londonderry Township K-9 Fund.

South Londonderry Township supervisors meet at 27 W. Market St. on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and do not require registration.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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