We first told you about the Sebastopol Police Department K9 on Monday during ABC7 News at 4 p.m. The German shepherd named Frank was recently diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer.
His handler, Sergeant Nick Belliveau, said the city would cover some of the $10,000 cost, but he had to come up with the rest. That's when he turned to the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com to help pay for the K9's treatment. In just six days, nearly $15,000 was raised.
An update on the fundraising page notes that Frank had his second chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday and it went well. It goes on to say, "Frank has missed coming to work with me the past two weeks. As long as he continues to show no ill effects to the chemotherapy treatment, he will be cleared to return to work starting tomorrow. Anyone that knows Frank, knows that he gets a little cooped up staying at home all day (no one likes being stuck at home sick!)."
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Though the $10,000 goal has been surpassed, Belliveau says further donations will be used for further treatment and medical needs for Frank after chemotherapy.
If you'd like to make a donation and help Frank, click here.
Or if you would like to donate directly to the police department, they ask residents to either send or bring donations to:
Sebastopol Police Department
Attn: Sergeant Nick Belliveau
6850 Laguna Park Way
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Checks must be made payable to the City of Sebastopol. A note must also be made on the check that it's designated for K9 Frank Treatment.