Troy Student Helping Keep New K-9 Safe
Fundraisers will go to purchase supplies for city's new K-9.
The Hosier family loves animals. Visiting their Avon Lake home means being greeted by a menagerie including four dogs, Sylar, Lulu, Pluto and Trout as well as cats Cleo, Max and Snapper. Father Scott readily handled the crew on a recent visit while mother Carla works with Kayla, the couple’s daughter, at the Avon Lake Animal Clinic.
Cameron Hosier, a sixth-grader at Troy Intermediate School is following in his family’s footsteps and has been helping out in his own way, raising money to help keep the city’s police K-9, Ady, safe.
“I was watching a show one day about how many K-9s are killed,” Cameron said. “I wanted to make sure Ady stays safe.”
He contacted the Avon Lake Police Department and talked to Ptl. Jared Rudduck, the new K-9 officer for Ady, a Belgian Malinois purchased by the department earlier this year. Ady has been on patrol with the department since February.
“I found out (Ady) already has a bulletproof vest but he needed medial supplies,” Cameron said.
“He began selling Malley’s candy door-to-door before Easter,” Scott said.
Cameron has raised $330, but is working toward a goal of $600 to purchase first-aid and overdose kits as well as a cooling pad to the cruiser. To keep the fundraising moving, he will be selling homemade dog and cat treats at the 5K Fur Fun Love-A-Stray event on Sunday, April 29.
He’s enlisted the help of his mother, Carla Hosier and sister Kayla who also assist with Love-A-Stray, the no-kill animal adoption service that serves Avon and Avon Lake.
The family also has a close affiliation with the Avon Lake Police Department. The count several officers as friends and Scott’s father, Gene Hosier, retired from the department.
Look for Cameron set up at a booth set up at the Fur Fun 5K starting at 9 a.m. in Towne Center (Corner of Rt. 83 and Walker Road). The booth will feature a banner of Rudduck and Ady, created by photographer Monica Kimmell of Monique Studios.