Senior Year Experience Student Projects

Date Written

Spring 4-20-2016

Document Type


Course Number

SYE 4900

Course Name

Senior Internship Seminar: Managing the Transition to Your Career

Professor’s Name

Dr. Ann-Catherine Sullivan


K9, Demonstration, Police Dog, Pataskala, Bulletproof Vest, Fundraise

Subject Categories

Animal Sciences | Communication | Social Media


The purpose of this project was to raise $1,200 to purchase a bulletproof, shatterproof vest for the newest member of the Pataskala Police Department K9 Unit. Recently, there have been many stories of K9s being killed in the line of duty. By providing a vest for a K9, we are hoping to protect him and allow him to continue what he does to protect the community. To raise money, we created a GoFundMe page that we shared on Facebook. We ended up raising $320 on the page and were very grateful that an anonymous donor stepped forward and donated the full $1,200. The money raised is enough to buy a vest for the new dog and the extra will go to the K9 fund to pay for medicine, toys, food and vet bills. The officers of the Pataskala Police Department were very thankful for our fundraiser and offered to come to Otterbein University and put on a K9 Demonstration, which was very successful. Providing this protective vest for the new dog will keep him safe as he works everyday to fight crime in his community. Hopefully, he will be able to work for many years to come. Additionally, we hope to increase communications with Otterbein and the Pataskala, Heath and Newark Police Departments so that when a new need arises, other students will be able to step up and help.



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