A former secret service agent in Springfield has started a non-profit Hurricanes Heroes, that pays the medical bills of K9s, reports the 6abc.com staff.
Marshall Mirachi and his K9, Hurricane, stopped an individual back in 2014 who jumped the White House fence.
For his actions in stopping the White House intruder, Hurricanes medical bills in his retirement have been fully covered.
Mirachi and his partner, Lisa Woods, wanted the same option for other K9s so they started Hurricanes Heroes, named after his dog.
Hurricane’s Heroes, is a federally recognized non-profit that provides “retired law enforcement and military dogs with subsidized veterinary care so they can live a healthy life in retirement,” according to its website.
“I know he can’t talk but if he could, he would want his brothers and sisters taken care of the same way he has,” Mirarchi said on behalf of Hurricane.
Last month, Mirarchi made a $40,000 donation to sponsor 24 retired K9s.
Going with the ceremony announcing the donation was a wedding proposal.
Lisa is Mirarchi’s high school sweetheart, so he used the occasion to propose.
Hurricane held the the ring the entire time.
Read more at 6abc.com about Hurricanes Heroes and Mirachi’s efforts to help other K9s.
This video shows K9 officers on duty.