Veterinarian from Kilo-9 Foundation teaches K-9 officers emergency care for their partners
Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - Dr. Rob Presley from Greenville, represented the Kilo-9 Foundation Tuesday when he visited Lexington to teach a class on emergency veterinary care to K-9 handlers. Law enforcement agencies from throughout the Midlands had officers on hand to receive this essential training for handlers.
While teaching, Dr. Presley covered topics that included skills like applying a tourniquet on a canine, addressing stabbing and gunshot wounds, how to treat broken limbs, and K-9 Unit supervision. The officers in attendance soaked up the knowledge knowing how important these skills will be if their K-9 partners are ever hurt in the line of duty.
Kilo 9 Foundation is a nonprofit organization. They have provided fifteen specialty medical kits free of charge to K-9 handlers from the Lexington Police Department, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Cayce’s Department of Public Safety, the Columbia Police Department, and the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department.