Paws 4 Law Foundation, California Veterinary Specialists, to teach 14 area law enforcement K-9 Handlers canine CPR

MURRIETA — Paws 4 Law Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 dedicated to raising community awareness and support for City of Murrieta Police Department’s K-9 Unit and other area law enforcement K-9 Teams, is working with Murrieta’s California Veterinary Specialists to hold a special canine CPR training for local law enforcement K-9 Handlers Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Tomorrow night’s training is intended to teach area K-9 Handlers in canine CPR and other life-saving techniques, Paws 4 Law Foundation Chairperson Sandie Foreman recently told RCNS. A total of five Murrieta Police K-9 Officers and their canine companions, along with nine Riverside County Sheriffs K-9 Deputies from around the county along their dogs are scheduled to attend the vital training, which will be taught by CVS’s Practice Manager and 18-year employee, Sumitra Price.


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“Police K-9’s are a proven law enforcement tool that have the potential to save officers’ time and lives, and they perform many different jobs for the departments they serve,” Foreman explained.

14 area law enforcement K-9 Handlers, including 5 from Murrieta PD, will be taught canine CPR at tomorrow night’s special training event.

“With their keen sense of hearing and smell, coupled with their speed and agility, these highly trained police K-9’s can track down and locate both suspects and missing persons; locate objects, such as narcotics, weapons, or other evidence – often in far less time than officers; and they can get into tight spaces to apprehend perpetrators,” Foreman continued.

“And in high-risk situations, they can approach or subdue a person without risking personal injury to the officers and deputies they work with.”

Because of the dangers inherent to the types of services these law enforcement K-9’s provide, Foreman explained it is essential for K-9 Handlers to have the training and tools necessary to provide critical first-aid to their furry partners, “should an emergency arise while these K-9’s are serving their communities.”

To that end, the Foundation previously provided canine Emergency Trauma Kits to all Murrieta PD K-9’s as well as canine-based first aid training to each of the Handlers. The same was also provided to two Temecula PD K-9’s. These potentially life-saving Trauma Kits are now in each of their vehicles.

In addition to providing essential tools and resources for area K-9 Handlers and Teams, Foundation members work closely with local veterinarians to provide additional care for both active and retired Murrieta PD K-9’s.

For more information about how to perform CPR on your own pet, visit American Red Cross – Pet CPR online.

  • Equipment utilized for training of law enforcement canines
  • Needed equipment for handlers that the department does not provide
  • Safety equipment for law enforcement canines
  • Purchase of new law enforcement canines
  • Training, seminars and competitions for the K9 Handlers and their K9 partners
  • Funeral and burial costs for both active and retired law enforcement canines
  • The purchasing and maintenance of agility equipment for K9 training

For more information contact Paws 4 Law at or by calling (951) 821-8775. You can also follow Paws 4 Law on Facebook as well as their website. Follow this link for information about how to donate to, provide support for, or hold a fundraiser for Paws 4 Law.

Offering 24-hour emergency services, internal medicine, oncology, surgery, imaging, ophthalmology, neurology, dermatology, and doggie dental, California Veterinary Specialists is located at 39809 Avenida Acacias Suite E, in Murrieta. They also have offices in Ontario and Carlsbad.


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.

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