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Howling Heroes is currently accepting applications for the esteemed K-9 Guardian Award. 🐾🏆 Apply today to support our retired K9 heroes!

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Meet Rotar

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K9: Rotar

Officer: Edward Hunziker

K9: Rotar - Narcotics & Patrol

PD: Geauga Park District

Breed: German Shepherd/Malinois Mix

M/F: Male

Age: 13

Start of Active Duty: 06.01.12

Retirement Date: 08.04.20

As a member of the Geauga County Park District, K9 Rotar had a long career with hundreds of deployments. K9 Rotar assisted with missing persons, narcotic sniffs, article search, and tracking. Some of his other career duties included safety instruction at schools, safety town, pancake breakfasts, and appearances at festivals, parades, and nursing homes. K9 Rotar also helped educate the public on dog safety. 

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Join us in honoring the unwavering dedication of our Howling Heroes and supporting future K9 Guardian Award recipients by contributing to the VFR Foundation. Your generosity not only sustains our current heroes but paves the way for the training and support of future four-legged guardians.


Every contribution, no matter the size, amplifies the impact of these extraordinary animals and fortifies their ability to serve with distinction. Join us in championing their cause and making a tangible difference in the lives of these remarkable canines.

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