Between now and Dec. 5, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office needs your vote to help the county’s police dogs win a state-wide competition and bag $2,500 for the department’s K9 unit.
The contest, which is held by the Georgia Police K9 Foundation, is aimed at raising awareness and highlighting police dogs throughout the state of Georgia. More than 80 police dogs in the state are entered in the competition, including four from Dawson County.
The social media contest will award first place to the police dog whose photo gets the most votes by Dec. 5. To vote, go to the contest’s Facebook page and like or react to your favorite photos. Voters can like or react to more than one dog’s photo.
The prize for the first place winner is $2,500 to the winning department’s K9 unit, a K9 of the year plaque and a $200 gift basket from Fox and Hound. Second place will be awarded $1,000 to the department’s K9 unit, and third place will be awarded $500 to the department’s K9 unit. According to the contest page, the funds will be used as a credit through the foundation to purchase the K9 unit’s needs.
Dawson County has four entrants in the K9 contest: Arthur, Robby, Usvo and Pelle. According to a post by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, the department is relying on the community to help Dawson’s finest K9s win the contest.
“DCSO has 4 K9s to be voted on,” the post said. “With $2,500 and some goodies on the line our K9s need your help!”
To vote in the contest, go to https://www.facebook.com/gpk9f/ and scroll down through the photos to find Dawson County’s police dogs. You can vote for your favorite or for all four by liking or reacting to their photos in the post. Voting will end at midnight on Dec. 5.