90-year-old Woman who Loves German Shepherds Donates Over $32,000 to the Sheriff’s Office for K-9 Bulletproof Vests and Training New Dogs for the Force


90-year-old Pamela Mobbs, passed away in October 2020, donating over $32,000 to the Volusia Sheriff’s K-9 officers. The sizable donation was from the generous woman’s estate and was whole-heartedly given to the K-9 police force.

Half of the money donated will be for supplying K-9 bulletproof vests for the German Shepherds working in the field, and the other for training additional dogs who will be joining the force. The Volusia Sheriff’s Office was given two separate checks from Pamela’s estate, each for $16,428.16 (which totals to $32,856.32).

The kind-hearted woman is from Daytona Beach, Florida. According to her daughter, Jane Mobbs, as a little girl in England, Pamela was fascinated with dogs. Her grandfather formerly had a “fierce” dog who frightened anyone who encounters it.

“My mother wandered out into the backyard, and although her grandfather feared the worst, the dog was super gentle with her and protected her always,” Jane Mobbs said in a Sheriff’s press release. “She had many shepherds in her life.”

When Pamela became a mother decades later, her fascination for K-9 dogs grew when her daughter brought her to a police dog training demonstration at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.

“She thoroughly enjoyed the K-9s and watching the officers handle them,” Mobbs said. “My mother wholeheartedly believed all the K-9s should be fitted with bulletproof vests as they often go into uncertain areas first to help apprehend suspects. She would be so happy to know that she is making a difference in a dog’s well-being.”

Image credit: Volusia Sheriff’s Office Deputy Whitson and K-9 Endo.

A roster of 18 new German Shepherd dogs is currently training in the sheriff’s office for various jobs. These include locating bombs, detecting illegal drugs, and sniffing out criminals in various locations.

Image credit: Volusia Sheriff’s Office (L) Pamela Mobbs, who passed away in October 2020 at the age of 90, gifted Volusia Sheriff with over $32,000; (R) Senior Deputy Anthony Zimmerer and K-9 Koda.

“This is an incredible gift to our agency and it represents this woman’s amazing love for dogs,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. “Her legacy will continue to positively impact the Sheriff’s Office and our citizens for years to come.”

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