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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.
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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