Co-op lends a helping paw to rescue dogs

Thanks to a charitable donation, two Denton County K-9 dogs named Shadow and Recon will get to continue doing what they do best—find missing people.

The dogs are part of the Search One Rescue Team, a squad of volunteer men and women who assist local law enforcement with the location of lost or missing persons.

The Lewisville-based team serves a 150-mile radius around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

During a large scale search and rescue operation for a Coppell man in early May, both dogs suffered snakebites.

Recon, a German shepherd, was bitten on the nose by a rattlesnake while Shadow, a black Labrador, suffered two bites to his right front paw from a water moccasin.

CoServ Charitable Foundation’s donation of $2,500 helped defray emergency medical expenses for the two dogs, both of whom made a full recovery. 

CCF donations help support area social service agencies, including Christian Community Action, Inc. in Lewisville, Frisco Family Services Center, Community Services, Inc. in Denton, Volunteers in Service to Others in Gainesville, and Texas Neighborhood Services in Weatherford, which serves CoServ residents of Wise County.

The CCF is supported by CoServ Electric, and funding for the foundation is made possible by donations from CoServ Electric Members and CoServ Gas Customers who donate to Operation Roundup by rounding up their bills to the nearest dollar. 100 percent of the extra pennies are used to directly support social, charitable, and civic programs in this the CoServ service area. Other funding sources include CoServ employee contributions and fundraising events, including an annual golf tournament.  

For more information about the CCF and its ongoing assistance efforts, visit

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