ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Surrounding communities have stepped up to help raise money to buy and train a new dog after the Estill County Rescue Squad’s service dog, Hunter, was shot earlier this month.
A local radio station is making a push to meet the goal. 100.7 The Coyote is promoting the GoFundMe page to help the rescue squad with the cost.
“He’s found missing people, you know, he has found weapons for the police department,” said Hunter’s owner and Estill County Rescue Squad member David Conrad.
“It comes down to, do you want our community to have this vital service and do you want to be a part of making that happen?” WCYO Operations Manager Bill Clary. “I just want people to understand that it may be their family that needs this service at some point.”
“It will be for, to get a new dog. It will be for training equipment, tracking collars, and, this training is expensive,” said Conrad.
“We’re on a Renfro’s Collision challenge right now. Get us to $3000 and Renfro’s will donate $1000. That’s where we are right now. We’re just a few hundred dollars away,” said Clary.
You can donate to the GoFundMe here.