Animal related

Advanced K-9 Unit Support Corp

Making sure YOU get the help THEY deserve!

aka ADV.K9



To support working class K-9 Teams and donate animal specific medical devices to Police K-9 Teams and First Responders. We aid and assist in rescue-extrication of pets and live stock.

Ruling Year



Stephanie Chavez

Main Address

1380 N 3RD AVE



rescue, canine, animal transportation, animal medical supplies





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

As reported by the National Fire Protection Association, in 2015 there were 1,345,500 fires reported in the United States, causing 3,280 civilian deaths, 15,700 civilian injuries, and $14.3 billion in property damage. 1 Fire Department responding every 23 seconds.

Source: NFPA

• 68% of U.S. households own at least one pet. That equates to 82.5 million pets (minimum) that deserve lifesaving in the event of a home fire or catastrophe.
Source: 2013-2014 APPA National Pet Owners Survey.

Police K9's are always exposed to the possibility of being stabbed, shot, kicked, injured by snake bite or an allergic reaction from toxic exposure.​

SAR K9's are constantly exposed to puncture wounds, snake bites or fall injuries in the wild.

Our programs

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Oxygen Mask Kits for Firefighters

Canine I.F.A.K. pouches for Working K-9 Teams

Rescue-extrication and transportation of animals

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our Pet Oxygen Mask Kits are a vital tool needed in saving a pet suffering from respiratory distress. A small donation can save a small life, over and over again!

Giving the K9 handler the tools and supplies needed to treat an injury on the spot, could make the difference between life and death!

Informing the public of these dangers to both family pets as well as working K-9 teams that exist to aid and assist the community in the toughest and most dangerous situations. Creating a network of financially supporting funders to help us continue our mission. We will promote funding the donation of these life saving kits thru fundraiser Pet first aid classes, attending benefits shows hosted by other supporting charities that also lend aid to animals and working K9 teams.

Volunteers and specially equipped vehicles owned and maintained by our volunteers. Fully stocked and maintained animal medical transport and constant communication with local Fire Departments, County Incident command services and other legally governed Animal Rescues

Open communication with existing division analysts in the fire department of San Bernardino county and the K-9 Officers in every city accessible to us.

In our first year, we have organised a Pet First Aid and CPR Class for 20 students, placed over 10 Pet Oxygen Kits on fire engines and extracted live stock, dogs and cats during 5 major fires in California. We have also outfitted 3 Working K-9 teams with canine IFAK pouches. We have placed over 45 Canine Trauma Kits throughout the United States, including Alaska. We continue to pursue the development of new fundraising exercises, such as bake sales guest speaker opportunities. This year we plan to expand our volunteer base and continue fundraising at multiple events throughout the year. We are still pursuing an animal grant proposal writer to increase the revenue of 2019. Our donated medical equipment is only restricted by the amount of financial support we attain.

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