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Phelps girl donates birthday money to Vilas Co. K9 program Submitted: 03/25/2017

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EAGLE RIVER - Most seven year olds want to use their birthday money to buy toys. But one Phelps girl wanted to do something different with her money this year.

Instead, Adrienne Trollan wanted to donate all the money she raised to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office K9 Program.


Adrienne has donated to homeless shelters and animal shelters in her community before.

When she saw the sheriff's office was raising money for its k9 program, Adrienne was happy to help. She raised $682

"I couldn't be more proud of her. For her to think these things herself just really warms my heart and I think anyone can appreciate something like this. Especially after the events of even Wednesday that there is still good and when they start this young, you can only think positive things," said Regina Trollan, Adrienne's mom.

Captain David Gardner of the Vilas County Sheriff's Office didn't expect such a big donation from Adrienne. But says it really helps the program.

The sheriff's office is looking to get two new dogs, which costs a total of $50,000.

"It comes down to a testament that the public really sees the value of this program and receiving money's from Adrienne for her birthday just adds to that," said Gardner.

Adrienne presented the money she raised at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Eagle River Saturday morning for her birthday.

So far, the sheriff's office has raised about $17,500.



Story By: Allie Herrera

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