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Retired Police and Arson Dogs Fund

MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) seeks to honor Michigan’s retired police and arson dogs. For years, these dogs have put their bodies and lives on the line in service to our communities. While on active duty, the cost of their care at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is supported by their respective units.

After retirement is a different story for these dogs. Often, handlers adopt these heroes and take on the expense of their care on their own. However, in many cases, unexpected expenses are too much on a public servant’s salary. This fund aims to help with these costs.Retired dog with vet med staff and handler

Help us Help Those Who Protected Us

Currently, funds for the Retired Police and Arson Dogs are very low. This means that retired police and arson canines who currently receive care at VMC have limited opportunity to receive the help they need with their medical bills. From emergency surgery to routine care, this fund is used to aid those who have limited means.

How We Use the Funds

Retired police dogs around the cityFunds raised will go directly to assist in the care of Michigan’s retired police and arson dogs who receive services at MSU’s VMC, have a demonstrated need for funds, and have a good prognosis.

Who We Are

The Primary Care Service at MSU’s VMC provides routine health care for these canines including physical examinations, wellness care for all life stages, vaccinations, and treatment of minor injuries or illnesses. If the need exists, the Primary Care team may refer the patient to one of the more than 20 specialty services in the Hospital.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 20OOPCF1DOGFUND” in the note section.


The CARES Act allows taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.

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