United States Police Canine Association

UnknownWyckoff, NJ, April 20, 2015—The Aaron and Rachel Meyer Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the funding of 125 Canine Operational First Aid Kits (COFAK) for the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).  These USPCA go bags are essential for helping ensure the safety of the law enforcement canines in the field, police officers and civilians injured during emergency situations.

Lt. John Kerwick, President USPCA Region 7 states “The intent of this kit is to administer emergency first aid to law enforcement canines who may be injured during the course of their duties.  The design and contents of the bag make it specific to the New York Metro threat environment.”

In cooperation with Dr. Paul S. McNamara, DVM, DACVS, the bags were assembled to meet specific situations that may occur in the NY Metro area.  Dr. McNamara states “The Aaron and Rachel Meyer Foundation’s decision to underwrite the canine tactical first aid kits will allow us to literally make the world a safer place for so many canines and the communities in which they serve.  For me this is truly a dream come true and I am sincerely appreciative of your kind deed.”

Alissa Murphy of the Aaron and Rachel Meyer Foundation states “I am so pleased to be able to assist with this project for the officers and their canine partners who do so much for our communities.  The threats encountered each day by the officers and the canines are real. Thanks to their dedication and bravery we are living in a safer environment.  This is a truly special project that will have such a positive impact for the USPCA and the foundation is honored to support this cause.  I must extend my sincere appreciation to Sgt. Shawn Stewart (ret) Public Affairs Officer USPCA Region 7 for introducing the foundation to Lt. John Kerwick and Dr. Paul McNamara.”

About the Aaron and Rachael Meyer Memorial Foundation

The Aaron and Rachel Meyer Memorial Foundation is a family operated private foundation established in 1964.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people and animals in our region, specifically the New Jersey, New York Metropolitan area.


Alissa Murphy, Director
Aaron and Rachel Meyer Memorial Foundation amurphy@armeyerfoundation.org

Lt. John Kerwick President USPCA Region 7