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Lincoln City K-9 Program Moves Forward

The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are pleased to announce that the fundraising efforts for the departments K-9 program has successfully reached its initial goal of $75,000.00. We would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank all the citizens, businesses and organizations who so generously donated to the fund raising efforts for the department to obtain and implement a K-9 program.

The response and support from the public has been phenomenal and we sincerely appreciate the generosity from our community members and businesses, as well as those outside the community who stepped up and made this program happen. A special thank you is also offered to Meredith Lodging along with Oksenholt Capital, who put out a matching funds challenge that helped push the fundraising efforts up to and over the initial goal.

With the initial fundraising goal reached, the department will be beginning the process of selecting an officer to be the K-9 handler and then going through the process of selecting the right K-9 for our intended mission. The process of matching a handler and K-9 and having them complete the required training is expected to take several more months before the K-9 team will patrolling our streets.

Donations toward the K-9 program will continue to be accepted and used towards the continued maintenance of the K-9 program in general. Donations can be made to the program in the following ways: through a Go Fund Me account at https://www.gofundme.com/lincoln-city-k9-program-fund, or at www.lincolncityk9.com. Donations can also be mailed to the Lincoln City Police Department, Attention K-9 Fund, 1503 SE East Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City, OR, 97367.

The Lincoln City Police Department would again like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of those who have already supported and donated to the Lincoln City Police Department K-9 program. If you have any questions about K-9 Fund donations or the K-9 program in general please contact the Lincoln City Police Department at 541-994-3636.

Meredith Lodging (along with Oksenholt Capital) announced this week that they have completed their announced matching gifts campaign and fully funded the Lincoln City Police K-9 project. The mission of the Lincoln City Police K-9 Project is to promote a positive relationship between the community and the Lincoln City Police Department through education on the modern day use of the Law Enforcement K-9. 

The matching funds effort, launched by Meredith Lodging in the late Fall, raised $20,000 to complete program funding. Aaron Linfoot, Vice President for Meredith Lodging shared, “We are so proud to be part of a community that comes together around good causes that benefit all of us, like the Lincoln City Police K-9 project. Once we announced the matching funds campaign, and the end of year deadline, local citizens really stepped up and we met our goal in late December. Meredith Lodging continues to be committed to investing in the success of the communities where our employees live and work, and where our Meredith Lodging Owners have homes.”

"We are thrilled that this important effort is fully funded and so grateful to the community of Lincoln City and to Meredith Lodging for stepping up to make it happen,” commented Officer Holly Blakely, who is leading up the project for the Lincoln City Police. “Now we can formally launch the program and begin to benefit the local community with a stronger K-9 protection program.” The fully funded program will cover the cost of K-9 handler courses and certifications, as well as necessary equipment for the dog, such as K-9 vests, transportation equipment and a kennel.  All details of the program can be seen at https://lincolncityk9.com.

Meredith Lodging is an award-winning provider of hundreds of premier vacation homes along the Oregon Coast and in Bend and Sunriver. Meredith Lodging also operates Oregon destination and resort communities Bella Beach ResortOliva Beach Rentals and Mt. Bachelor Village. The company serves vacation home Owners and Guests out of their regional headquarters in Lincoln City and Bend as well as their staffed physical offices in Waldport, Depoe Bay, Neskowin, Pacific City, Manzanita, Seaside and Sunriver. Meredith Lodging’s vacation home collection can be seen at www.meredithlodging.com .

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