Fourth-graders boost Seymour Police K9 Fund

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WBAY) - A group of fourth-graders from Seymour are helping out the police department, donating money to the department's K9 fund.

Caden Luben recently turned 10. He says he heard the department was asking for donations during announcements at school, so instead of asking for birthday presents, he asked his friends to donate money to the K9 fund.

"Because, my birthday, and I had too much toys," Caden says.

"I think it's just amazing," Police Chief Richard Buntrock said. "In a small community, you really have an opportunity to see neat things like this and it serves us well because we put a lot of effort into connecting with our children in our community, and when a 10-year-old tells you 'Well, I heard on the announcements at school that they're fundraising for a K9 and that I would like to have my birthday money go to that' is just so impressive."

The department hopes to raise $90,000 to pay for a vehicle, equipment, dog, and the dog's training.

Police started collecting money last month and so far raised about $42,000.