New top dog coming to Newburgh after funding exceeds goal | News
Newburgh Police began selling bracelets and collecting money to purchase a new K9 just one month ago.
Current K9 Officer Chad Bailey and his dog, Rex, have been working throughout the county. Bailey says Rex is getting older and it's time for him to retire.
The department wanted to raise about $20,000 to pay for the dog, training, veterinarian visits and to outfit a new police cruiser for the dog.
In total, the department has raised about $21,000. Officials say they are still selling bracelets and collecting money to maintain the K9 fund.
Police Chief Brett Sprinkle says the department has received about $8,000 from local businesses and appreciated the overwhelming amount of community support.