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ARTICLE ABOUT OFFICER VESCO AND IKO

STORY ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP, AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT LED THEM HERE NOW:

The Story of Officer Vesco and Iko

Doing what is right matters to Officer Steven Vesco.

After eight years of patrolling Windsor, Connecticut with K-9 Iko at his side, on February 14 Vesco faced a moral and personal dilemma. Iko was slated to retire on February 16 but two days before, while still on the job, the canine manifested a serious injury, a herniated disc resulting in paralysis of his rear quarter. “Immediately I called the New England Veterinary Center in Windsor,” Vesco said during a February 17 phone interview.

Medication to try and relieve compression of Iko’s spinal cord did not work. Iko was brought to Middletown for a MRI which showed surgery was necessary. Soon Vesco learned the medical care for Iko could amount to thousands of dollars. “We, the doctor and I, discussed euthanasia. But Iko is only 9-years-old. It would have broken my heart,” said Vesco, “The surgeon said Iko’s prognosis was good and I believe he deserves a peaceful retirement.”……..click above to read more

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
This is Windsor Police Officer Steve Vesco and his K-9 partner Iko. Iko needed a very costly surgery this week. Let’s thank them both for their years of service.

YOU CAN FIND THE DIRECT LINK TO THE GO FUND ME PAGE HERE TO DONATE:  Donate to Steve and Iko

A FUNDRAISER FOR OFFICER VESCO and IKO WILL BE HELD 2/24/17.  CLICK ON THE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION BELOW:
IkoI just found out that my partner,  police canine, and beloved family pet, Iko has a herniated disc that paralyzed his rear quarter.  He went straight into surgery this morning to repair the disc to relieve the compression off of his spinal cord.  We are hoping to raise funds to help pay for Iko’s surgical expenses.  Thank you all for your concern, notes and blessings.  Our family appreciates your support for Iko’s full recovery.

A SPECIAL FUNDRAISER HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR THIS FRIDAY, 2/24  AT JIM’S PIZZA, WINDSOR.
PLEASE JOIN US!

CLICK ON THE FLYER TO ENLARGE

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HELP!!! We are very low on food for the shelves. Please help us help those in Windsor who are in need of supplemental food supply for their beloved pets. Any donation, small or large will help tremendously. Dog/cat food-canned or dry…anything! Drop off locations and our phone number can be found in the “DONATION” areas down below on our permanent help request. As always, pickups can be arranged!!!

If you would prefer to send a cash donation via PayPal or Mail, please click the Donate drop down button above.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Windsor Police Department
Drop Off – 340 Bloomfield Ave

Windsor Stop & Shop
Drop Off – Has a Dog House setup in the front of the store

Windsor Animal Control
Call – 860-688-5273, ext. 556

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Businesses in the community have generously allowed FOWACC to have donation cans on their premises.  Look for them when you shop local!!  A list of participating businesses is located above at the “How to Donate” tab.

(If you would like a can for your business, please email us at  FriendsofWindsorAnimal@yahoo.com  and we will deliver to you)

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