First Responders
Help K-9 Joker
First Responders
Illness
North Carolina
Created September 17th, 2022

We are a small police department in Oakboro,NC and started our first ever K-9 unit almost 2 years ago. We have two dual purpose K-9’s (K-9 Joker & K-9 Bane), this became the first unit in the towns 106 year history. A few weeks ago during training, K-9 Joker became unsteady on his back legs, fell over and had problems walking. K-9 Joker was taken to the vet twice and we were referred to a specialist. He has undergone some testing and we are still awaiting results for one of them. If the second test comes back negative, we have to return for further evaluation and testing.

These medical expenses are adding up for our town, as our K-9 Unit is mainly funded through donations. We have depleted our funds and most of the reserve we had for the year. With the possibility of further medical expenses for K-9 Joker and our K-9 Unit, I was told to give this a try.

Any funds raised will go solely to the Town of Oakboro, NC and those funds will be deposited into the Oakboro Police Department K-9 Fund. Any assistance is greatly appreciated, we thank you for your support.

K-9 Joker and K-9 Bane can be found at facebook.com

@opdk9_joker and @opdk9_bane on Instagram or https://www.tiktok.com/@k9_jokerbaneopd?_t=8VloTdcYmeE&_r=1


Updates

October 27th, 2022
Jason Eschert, Organizer

K-9 Joker had a minor surgical procedure yesterday morning and is resting for the next 7-10 days. Jokester is doing well and loving the attention.

October 13th, 2022
Jason Eschert, Organizer

K-9 Joker has been scheduled for a minor procedure on 10/26 to help him with one of his medical issues. He’s been hanging out with K-9 Bane daily.

October 7th, 2022
Jason Eschert, Organizer

Had some conversation with the specialist that saw him and his primary vet this morning. He hasn’t had any progress to this point and he’s still dealing with an enlarged prostate, that’s causing him to have blood discharge. So we will be working towards addressing that soon. K-9 Joker is still taking his medication for another 2 1/2 weeks.

He did get out for some family time and visiting the kids at the town STEM school.

October 2nd, 2022
Jason Eschert, Organizer

K-9 Joker was diagnosed with Lumbosacral Stenosis and is on a 4 week medication. We will be looking at a possible steroid injection if the medication doesn’t work for him. It is also possible that he could need surgery if these things don’t help correct it.

September 28th, 2022
Jason Eschert, Organizer

K-9 Joker is currently having his MRI testing done.

Donations & Comments

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Anonymous
Anonymous donated $3,000 Top 3 Donor

Praying for answers & a speedy recovery.

3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Amazing, thank you so much 🐾

Amy Jordan
Amy Jordan donated $1,500 Top 3 Donor
4 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
4 months ago

Amazing, thank you so much! 🃏🐾

Blue Line Unlimited
Blue Line Unlimited donated $250 Top 3 Donor

Prayers for a speedy recovery!

4 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
4 months ago

❤️ Thank you Blue Line Unlimited 🃏🐾

Meagan Barbee
Meagan Barbee donated $40

Hope to see you back on the job and feeling better soon Joker!

3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Thank you 🐾

Robert Anthony Jr
Robert Anthony Jr donated $25
3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Thank you 🐾

Mary Marchetti
Mary Marchetti donated $55
3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Thank you🐾

Anonymous
Anonymous donated $25

Love you Joker ! ❤️🧑🏻‍🦰

3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Thank you🐾

Kevin and Kim Schoenradt
Kevin and Kim Schoenradt donated $100
3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Thank you🐾

Tori Troutman
Tori Troutman donated $20

Continued prayers!

3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Thank you 🐾

Anonymous
Anonymous donated $25
3 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
3 months ago

Thank you🐾

Anonymous
Anonymous donated $200
4 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
4 months ago

Thank you🐾

Stella Ardizzone
Stella Ardizzone donated $50
4 months ago

Reply from Jason Eschert
4 months ago

Thank you🐾

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