10-7 K9 Association
Founded in 2011, 10-7 K9 is a non-profit organization established to promote training, safety and health of law enforcement service dogs throughout their career and beyond focused in Texas.
The Association provides assistance for:
Funding of additional education for K9s and their handlers
Funding of protective K9 equipment
Assistance with the funding of initial or replacement K9s
Funding of medical expenses for retired K9s
Assistance with K9 burial or cremation costs
The Association is made up of law enforcement officers and civilians who are dedicated to the mission of the Association.
Police Service Dogs (K9s) are brave and courageous animals that unselfishly keep our communities safe. The Association supports the working dog and their handlers with needed protective equipment and specialized training during their active duty. Once retired from service, the dog and associated expenses are then incorporated into the handler’s household budget. We seek to ease the financial burden away from the handler with financial help towards veterinary and burial costs when the time comes. This is our commitment to the K9 community. We strive to obtain our mission by generous donations from our communities and fund raising opportunities.
It was a great honor to call Mr. John Kirby a friend. John was one of the first supporters of 10-7 K9 and he donated on a quarterly basis. Once he was asked to sit on the Board of Directors, he wholeheartedly accepted and he jumped in with gusto. In 2017, John was diagnosed with cancer and began the hardest battle of his life. He fought hard and steady and at no time did he lose his faith in God. It seems John was needed more in heaven than he was on earth and was called home to be with the Lord in March 2018. Each of us are better for knowing John. He and his style of leadership will be missed. Until we meet again my friend........
Kim Parker was the driving force behind all fund raising efforts of 10-7 K9. Her passion for Law Enforcement and K9 Officers was unmatched by anyone else we have ever met. Kim dedicated the last several years of her life to making sure anyone that needed our assistance, received it. Her heart was as big as Texas and she will forever be missed in her many roles as a Board Member of 10-7 K9. Kim was plagued with many health issues throughout her life. In late July 2018, Kim suffered a massive stroke while on vacation with her husband Scott. After a lengthy stay in the hospital, Kim was finally released to go home. Once home, she went into cardiac arrest and passed away. Kim, and her husband Scott, brought more to our association than anyone else. It is a great honor to call her friend. Thank you Kim for being so selfless with your dedication. You are loved!
Partners for Life