February 14, 2016

Drug dog coming to Arenac County

Courtesy Photo
Deputy Jason Cockrel holds Arenac County's soon-to-be drug dog, Jimmy.

STANDISH — The Wilk family will no longer need to raise $14,000 to get a drug dog for Arenac County thanks to generous donations from local individuals.

Soon after the message got out in early February that they were trying to raise money for the dog, it’s training and a bulletproof vest, an anonymous donor stepped in to provide the vest, Jody Wilk said.

However, the giving has not stopped there.

Just a few weeks ago, a person stepped in to donate a dog, so the $14,000 that needed to be raised turned to $5,000, Wilk said.

“We are well on our way to providing our goal of getting a drug dog for Arenac County,” she said.

A little over $500 was raised at a bake sale earlier in March, and the family plans to have a rummage sale over Memorial Day weekend and a chili dinner and silent auction at a later date as well.

“We should have the money by the end of May,” said Jody’s mother, Kathy.

The dog, which came with the name Jimmy, coincidentally shares the same name as Sheriff Jim Mosciski.

For updates on the dog and its training, visit www.acct.webs.com, or search for ACCT Now! on Facebook.

The Wilks will also be selling a variety of items at a booth at the Omer Sucker Festival Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Arenac County Canine Team.

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