The Alton Police Department has surpassed its goal of raising $15,000 by December 1 to add a second Police K9 to the force. Next up on the list of things to do is to get a little more money together to purchase some of the things the dog will need, as the $15,000 was the bare-bones number just to get the dog. Donations are still being accepted and a benefit golf tournament is also coming up.
Alton Police Detective Marcos Pulido:
The reason fundraising is being pursued is because of the city's tight budget - the line item for the dog had to be eliminated. The golf tourney is being held at the Spencer T. Olin Golf Course on October 12 to benefit the fundraising efforts. You can still register for the tourney or find out more by calling the golf course at 465-3111. Early registration ends September 27.