Help out a K-9 deputy

Times are tight, but I'm hoping a few Daily Delco readers have some extra cash lying around to help out Elli the German Shepherd, a 4-year-old K-9 deputy for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office that needs physical therapy after a hip replacement.

Elli is a tracking dog that can detect explosives. Who knows, maybe some day she'll save your life. Contributions are tax-deductible. Here's the Sheriff's Office press release:

Elli needs your help

Deputy Elli of the Delaware County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit needs your help.

 A 4 year old German Shepherd, who has been a K-9 Deputy for three years, recently received hip replacement surgery and is in need of physical therapy treatments in order to make a full recovery. Elli plays an important role in the Sheriff’s Office and her skills and training as an explosive detection and tracking dog are essential to the security of the residents of Delaware County.

The post-surgery physical rehab will enable Elli to return to full duty as an active member of the K-9 Unit where she will provide protection for many more years to county residents. If you would like to help Elli in her recovery, you can send your donation to the address shown below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Elli’s partner, Deputy Mike Taylor at either of the following numbers: Cell (610)721-1612; Office (610)891-4296; or via email at

On behalf of Elli and the Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, thank you for your assistance. Please make your checks payable to: Delaware County Pa. Sheriff’s Reserve Unit, 50 South Providence Road, Media, PA 19063. Attn: K-9 Elli Fund.

The Sheriff’s Reserve Unit is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.