The Poster Animal Hospital has renewed their commitment to provide veterinary care for the Westport Police Department K9 Unit. For more than a dozen years the Poster Animal Hospital has cared for Westport four-legged officers at no cost to either the handlers or the Town of Westport through their careers and after their retirement. This service is also provided to the Fairfield Police Department K9 Unit.
In addition, a generous grant to the hospital by long-time Westport resident and business owner Bill Mitchell, all food costs are covered through the life of all Westport Police Service Dogs.
“We all feel that this is a small service to give back to Westport’s finest,” said Dr. Joan Poster, VMD, “and thanks to the generosity of Mr. Mitchell and the Poster Animal Hospital staff we can continue to provide for them.”
Chief of Police Dale Call, who was a dog handler for many years earlier in his career, couldn't agree more.
“Throughout the years the Police Department and the K9 Unit have been fortunate to have benefactors like Dr. Poster and Mr. Mitchell,” said Chief Call. “The unit has been successful for over 20 years because of the support we receive from the community, and this is a shining example of that support.”