PRLog - May 1, 2014 - HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Pet Sitting and their clients helped provide three harness systems for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Special Operations K9 Unit. It all started when Leanne Kinsella, a Huntersville client of Lake Norman Pet Sitting approached President Paulette DeRonda saying she had seen an organization on the news who needed bullet proof vests. Kinsella and DeRonda decided rather than raise funds for a national organization based out west, to reach out to local police departments specifically those with SWAT K9 units to see if there was a need.
Paulette DeRonda of Lake Norman Pet Sitting with her dogs Daisy and Delgado
Officer Matt Yoder of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) called mentioning that while they had a generous donation last year from a Charlotte corporation and were “all set” on bullet proof vests for the Canine unit, two of the dogs were in desperate need of harness systems that the canines wear when going into dangerous situations. Yoder explained that the harness systems are expensive since they are manufactured and tailored specifically to the needs of the CMPD Canine Unit.
Yoder said “Interested?”
“Our budget does not allow us to go out and buy these harnesses at $600 a piece,” added Officer Matt Yoder. “So when local companies reach out to support us it makes a big impact. These harness systems are specifically designed to allow our dog teams to perform all tasks to support every unit within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. We are grateful to our supporters,”
The harnesses are being designed by Remington Arms K-9 out of Charlotte.
About Lake Norman Pet Sitting:
Lake Norman Pet Sitting is a professional in-home pet sitting provider servicing Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver and Mooresville. We offer a variety of services for your beloved pet, such as daily walks, pet sitting while you are away, including overnight sitting, doggie park trips and taxi service. Your pet will receive lots of love, attention and play time while you are busy at work or away on vacation. Your pet’s well-being is our number one priority. There is no place like home, so let us take care of your most precious family member in their home. To learn more please visit www.lakenormanpetsitting.net
About CEO Paulette DeRonda:
Paulette DeRonda, originally from New York, came to the Charlotte area in 2004. She is the mother of two great kids Cheyenne and Trevor. DeRonda spent 18 years in the banking industry where she opted to take an early retirement. She also worked in the insurance field for 5 years.