Villa Hills Police K9 Awarded Health Care Grant

The Villa Hills Police Department's K9 known as Onexx was the recipient of a Healthcare for K9 Heroes medical insurance program grant which covers annual policy premiums for 2020.

Since 2016, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a nonprofit located in Massachusetts, has donated more than $100,000 towards medical reimbursement programs for self-funded K9 units.

Villa Hills was one of the departments across the country chosen so far in 2020.

The health care grant is awarded to departments who have the financial burden of raising funds to support their K9 unit, who have no more than three K9s, and who have previously been awarded a vest through Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., a news release said.

Law enforcement dogs ages two through seven are eligible.

The annual medical reimbursement insurance policy, administered by Trupanion, will cover illnesses, injuries—including those sustained in the line of duty—diagnostic testing and therapies.  The plan allows the freedom to use any licensed veterinarian, specialty center, or emergency hospital in the United States.

-Staff report