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Kody Snodgrass Memorial Foundation Inc.
The pairing of Deputy Snodgrass and "Jimmy" seemed a natural fit, and resulted in many successful tracks for Lake County. Whether wading through swamps or scenting through urban areas, both Deputy and Dog were ready to track. as a result of a traffic accident, Deputy Snodgrass died within 2 weeks of his 25th birthday, in October, 2001. He was a wonderful son, a positive and responsible man with a generous and adventurous spirit. He was a considerate peace officer, and proud of his service to the community. His death profoundly affected a great many people.
Shortly before his accident, he had purchased a young bloodhound to begin training for use in law enforcement. Kody's parents and friends have chosen to continue his good works, by founding this not-for-profit organization. It is one small way that Kody's dreams live on, and continue to benefit others.
This organization's original funding came from Kody's modest life insurance. It continues today through donations, both private and public, and we hope that anyone who values our goals, might choose to help sponsor a puppy. Occasionally, a few puppies are offered for sale to search/rescue, and the funds collected are used for care, feeding, and training of the animals selected for our law enforcement placement program.
The Foundation, as 832 K-9's Deputy Dogs, is dedicated to the memory of Deputy Kody H. Snodgrass, of the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Snodgrass grew up helping to train bloodhounds, and was a natural to assume the responsibility of Handler to the department's bloodhound, ALIE Jimmy. His badge number was 0832, and is incorporated into the organization's name.
Additionally, we coordinate the placement of retired tracking dogs or dams, if for some reason their handlers cannot keep them in their retirement. Please contact us if you are interested in fostering a retiree, they are wondrous family companions.