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 .
Cameron Hosier, a sixth-grader at 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 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 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.