Lifelong dog lover leaves gift to keep K9 officers safe: “She believed in them and wanted to help”

Amy Christie

A woman who loved dogs all her life, particularly German Shepherds, left a special gift from her estate to help keep the Volusia Sheriff’s K9 officers safe. She passed away at 90, and her legacy will go to make a difference in dogs’ well-being. $32,000 will be used for that purpose.

What are the details?

The sum left by Pamela Mobbs will be divided equally between getting protective gear for the K9 units she wanted to support and training more dogs to go on the field, according to The Epoch Times.

Pamela was from Daytona Beach, Florida, and her special bond with dogs started in her childhood while growing up in England, as Jane Mobbs, her daughter, revealed in a press release from the Sheriff’s office. Her grandfather used to have a guard dog that made everyone apprehensive as soon as they saw it.

However, the dog liked Pamela and always looked after her devotedly.

“My mother wandered in the backyard, and although her grandfather feared the worst, the dog was gentle and protected her always. She had many shepherds in her life,” Mobbs said.

Pamela became interested in K9 units after her daughter took her to see a K9 unit demonstration, which took place near the Bandshell in Daytona Beach.

“She thoroughly enjoyed the K-9s and watching the officers handle them. My mother wholeheartedly believed all the K-9s should be fitted with protective vests as they go into uncertain areas to apprehend suspects. She would be happy to know she is making a difference in a dog’s well-being,” Mobbs added.

There are currently 18 K9 units working with the Sheriff’s office. The officials got two separate checks for this unique donation, and they totaled $32,856.32, according to the outlet.

“The incredible gift represents this woman’s love for dogs. Her legacy will positively impact the Sheriff’s Office and our citizens for years to come,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said, emphasizing how thankful everyone is for the gift that will support dogs in doing their job while staying protected and safe.

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