Your Box of Thin Mints Could Save a K9’s Life

It’s Girl Scout cookie season, meaning that young entrepreneurs are working hard to sell boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Trefoils.

But one Brownie troop in Washington state is thinking beyond earning points and badges.

Troop #10336 in Vancouver has started a campaign called Cookies for K9s, KOIN reports (scroll down for video).Through the program, the troop will donate a portion of cookie sales to the Clark County K9 Patrol. Last year, the patrol lost a member of its canine unit, K9 Ike, who was killed in the line of duty. (Read Ike’s full story here.)

The troop’s original plan was to buy bulletproof vests for the dogs, but the local community raised the funds already, so instead they’re donating the money to help the unit purchase new dogs and other safety equipment.

If you’re in the Vancouver area and want to purchase cookies from the troop, click here and enter the troop number (10336), or click here to send an email.

Next, read about a girl scout who opened a dog park in her New Jersey hometown.

Read how one man is working toward putting bulletproof vests on all police dogs.




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