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Injured K-9 pays it forward with military care packages, how you can help


An ACL injury forced Addie, the human remains detection dog, to stay down for months. 

Her owner Bridget Jackson says Addie is back at work thanks to donations that helped pay for her surgery.

Now, Addie and Bridget want to pay it forward.

From October 3 through November 7, they’ll be collecting items for military K-9’s and their handlers.

Donations can be dropped off at:

  • Mississippi Mutt’s in Cape Girardeau
  • Furry Kid Klubhouse in Jackson
  • Deer Ridge Animal Hospital in Jackson
  • Macy’s Place Dog Bath and Boutique in Perryville

The goal is put together 10 packages. 

Approved items include:

For the K-9s:

  • Kongs or other heavy duty chew toys
  • American made treats
  • Collapsible nylon water bowls
  • Canine nail clippers, brushes, combs
  • Dog shampoo
  • Canine salves or paws/noses
  • Canine toothpaste and brushes
  • Canine eye drops and ear wash
  • Towels or bandanas (no bright colors)
  • Canine cooling mats, vests, and collars
  • Doggles

For the handlers:

  • Personal care products
  • Sunscreen
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Skin so soft
  • Baby wipes
  • Contact lens cleaner
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Clorox wipes
  • Lip balm
  • Gum
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Microwave meals
  • Beef jerky
  • Books
  • DVDs (new or used)
  • Tea, cocoa, Gatorade
  • Flavored instant coffee
  • PB&J
  • Power bars
  • Hard candy
  • Condiments and salad dressing in plastic containers
  • Spices
  • Tuna or canned chicken

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