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Crime Stoppers donation helps local K9 units

The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors presented a check for $1,500 to local K9 units (WHAM photo)

Rochester, N.Y. - Crime Stoppers in Rochester gave a donation Thursday to help some four-legged crime fighters in need.

The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors presented a check for $1,500 to local K9 units. The money goes toward vet bills for K9s such as Rocky.

Rocky is a 6 1/2 year old German Shepherd who had doctors discover a tumor on his back leg in December.

His partner, Office Patrick Carney, said he is grateful for the support.

"I was very concerned," Officer Carney said. "Luckily the prognosis is good. Rocky is back to normal and working the road. He's trained in patrol tracking, building searches, and to track bad guys. He's also an explosive detection dog for bombs sweeps and searching for handguns."

Crime Stoppers is funded entirely on private donations, business contributions and grants. For more information about the organization, you can head to their website.

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