The OVOC seeks to support the Oro Valley Police Department(OVPD) by establishing the OVPD Retired Police Canine (K-9)Fund that is separate, but under the umbrella of the OVOC Youth Services Fund, a 501c3 entity. The fund will be used to reimburse a K-9’s handler for out-of-pocket expenses incurred for non-routine medical care for retired police dogs. The K-9s are often adopted by their handlers when they retire, and most go on to become beloved members of their families. However, retired K-9s can experience costly medical challenges. Most agencies, cities, or counties provide the K-9s with veterinary care during their working career, yet it’s not uncommon for the agency to discontinue to pay for medical costs after retirement. Thus, the responsibilities fall to the handler.