Originally published Monday, February 11, 2019 at 07:26p.m.

(From left) Mohave County Sheriff Sgt. K. McCool and his K-9 partner, Chase, accept a homemade quilt last Thursday, Feb. 7 from the Red, White and Blue Quilters of Meadview members Rita Caldwell, Brenda Porzio and Marty Forsythe. The quilting club provided the fabric and the month-long project was completed by Linda Boyden, who designed and made the quilt. According to MCSO K-9 Foundation, the quilt will be used as a raffle item during their annual golf tournament for Los Lagos Golf Club in Fort Mohave on Saturday, Feb. 23. The K-9 foundation has a continuing need for donations for their ongoing effort to help support the MCSO K-9 Program. The Mohave County Sheriff’s K-9 Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are a tax-deductible contribution. All donations received by the foundation are utilized for training, purchase of the dogs, food, vet care (medications and severe-injury-health insurance), all other associated costs including specialized equipment and training certificates, and are handled through the foundation. As part of fundraising efforts, the foundation continues to partner with individuals and business and has started a Go Fund Me account that can be accessed at https://www.gofundme.com/mohave-county-sheriff039s-office-k9s. The foundation also maintains a website at https://mcsk9f.com and donations are accepted on the website by using the “donate” button. (Photo by Butch Meriwether/For The Daily Miner)