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Donations pay for new police dog

Published On: Apr 30 2013 09:30:46 PM CDT   Updated On: May 01 2013 05:14:58 PM CDT

A donation of $52 thousand dollars has been given to the City of Santa Barbara to purchase and train a new police dog.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

A new K-9 patrol dog is coming to the Santa Barbara Police Department, paid for with funds from a nonprofit organization.

The Santa Barbara Police Foundation presented Mayor Helene Schneider with a check for $52,000 at Tuesday's meeting.

The money is part of a series of donations by this group to help the police department with equipment and other services for all officers.

"Over the last month and a half we have given over $100,000 for various aspects of the department. Last time it was money for the SWAT equipment and we're happy to do that," said Foundation President Craig Case.

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